Controlling all the triggers of asthma can be a difficult task but below are some tips on how you can deal with asthma either individually or maybe it is your child or any other family member.
How to deal with asthma
Always have the necessary medicines just in case of an attack
For an asthmatic person, the albuterol inhaler should never be a miss. You should always carry it with you. The inhalers act as quick relievers.
Try and find out what triggers asthma
It could be a pet in the house or something in your surrounding. Talking of pets, cat dander commonly triggers asthma attacks. You should, therefore, keep the cat outdoor and if you are so attached to it, limit the places it can enter in the house for instance the bedrooms. Dogs can also trigger an asthma attack.As you know, people are different and hence may have different things that trigger their asthma attacks. This means that there are substances in the environment that can trigger and worsen asthma symptoms or result in an asthma attack. Dust, mold, pet dander pollen from flowering plants, someone smoking tobacco while you are around and air pollution.
You should identify the environmental triggers
You should keep your surrounding clean at all times. Dust carpets regularly and if possible replace them with tiles or wood as they are easier to dust off. Also, mop and vacuum several times a week but if you can make mopping a daily routine, the better. If you are asthmatic and carrying out the cleaning and dusting, always wear a mask. Find a way of controlling pests if any that is rodents or roaches. For children with asthma, wash their toys and bedding in hot water every week. Places that leak should be sealed and or even when water spills accidentally, dry it off before molds form.
Practice healthy eating and make it a routine
Prepare balanced diets at all times. There is a link between obesity and asthma signs and word have it that there are medicines that may not work for obese people.
Exercising is tied to maintaining a healthy weight, but when it comes to an asthmatic person, precaution is key. Consult the doctor about what your child or any other family member should do before exercising. Certain foods are believed to trigger asthma attacks meaning that eating away from home may be disastrous. Cooking at home is advantageous because you know what you or your loved one are allergic to and so you will avoid such foods.