According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that nearly 25 million Americas (adults and children) are diagnosed asthma. And, half of them have allergic asthma. When they exposure to triggers, there are sets of symptoms occurring like wheezing, coughing, difficulty catching your breath. In fact, many of them have the same triggers like pet dander, pollen, dust mites, cigarette smoke, or mold.
Tips to Reduce Asthma Risks
Living with asthma is hard sometimes, but you can prevent some potential risks by following these tips. The right way to prevent the risk by knowing and avoiding the triggers. You can do allergy testing including blood and skin which helps you to identify your triggers. When you know it, you will know steps how to avoid the exposure. Obey to doctor’s order will help you to have asthma management. Commonly, your doctor will give you two asthma medicines including quick–relief and long-term drugs. Quick-relief will rescue you from allergic asthma. While long-term medicine should be every day even you are feeling fine. Taking your long-term prescription, you may less need your inhaler.
What we have mentioned above that most of the patients are triggered by mites and pet dander. It is wise for you to wash all your bedding once a week with hot water and dryer on high in order to kick the mites out. If you have pets like cats and dogs, they can exposure triggers for those who have allergic asthma with dander. We suggest you do not put your pets in the home in order to avoid any attacks. Using a vacuum with a HEPA filter can be helpful. You should also have asthma action plan in order to know how to manage your asthma and if you have an attack. It will help you to better manage your asthma.