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Get Good Advice Here About Living With Asthma

Jul 16

Get Good Advice Here About Living With Asthma

For the many people who have breathing problems related to asthma, everyday tasks can be daunting. Luckily, there are many different treatment options that are very effective, and can make living with asthma a little less worrisome. The next few paragraphs will give you basic information about the nature of asthma, as well as how to treat it effectively.

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If you want to use a humidifier or a vaporizer, clean it thoroughly. If it contains dust or anything else, your lungs will be bothered by the particles contained in the vapor. Let your humidifiers and vaporizers stand in water for a while and make sure they are dry before you use them.

 

Do not sweep your house when you clean it. This will send dust flying everywhere and make it hard for you to breathe. Instead, you should use a wet mop so that the dust and impurities stick to the floor. Avoid using aerosols while cleaning, as these products could trigger asthma.

 

Get a bronchodilator or an inhaler. These products usually allow you to breathe better a few seconds after you use them. There are risks inherent to using these products, but if you use them as prescribed they should make your life easier. Ask your doctor about what kind of inhaler you should use.

 

If you have asthma and your house is going to be painted, try to leave your house for a few days. Spend some time at a family or friend's home. The fumes and smells of wet paint can cause asthma symptoms to increase and can even cause serious asthma attacks.

 

Pay attention to your attack triggers. If you know what is likely to trigger your attacks, such as smoke, animals, or pollen, then you can make a better effort to avoid them. Asthma triggers are different for everyone. Unfortunately, the only real way to know what will trigger an attack is to have one, and then remember what happened.

 

When you are removing dust or crumbs from your floor, you should use a vacuum or damp mop to avoid scattering dust in the air. If you are sweeping, you can trigger an asthma attack by stirring up a lot of allergens into the air. Use a dampened rag when dusting, instead of a feather duster, so as to prevent stirring up loose dust particles and other asthma triggers.

 

Pay attention to local "ozone alerts" on your news and weather reports. Ozone alert days generally occur during periods of high heat which can already be a problem for some asthmatics. The ozone in the air irritates the airways and can trigger an attack. Limit your time outdoors on these days and carry your inhaler at all times.

 

With what you learned in this article, you should have a good understanding of how to handle asthma respiratory symptoms which will leave you more confident with the topic in general. Whether it is you or your loved one who has been diagnosed with asthma, take comfort in the fact that this diagnosis is not as life-altering as it can seem.