Does your child suffer from asthma? It’s a fairly common condition that affects loads of kids worldwide. Thankfully, it’s easy to treat, and you can get an asthma pump from your local doctor.
However, there are loads of things that can trigger an asthma attack, which could be fatal. To make things worse, many of these triggers can be found in your home.
Speaking of which, I’ve come up with a few things you can do in and around your home to help a child with asthma.
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Aerosol sprays are found in almost every household up and down the country. They come in the form of deodorants, body sprays, and air fresheners.
They’re one of the main triggers of asthma attacks, so you should avoid using them in your home!
Clearly, you need to find alternatives to the aerosols you use. For deodorants, just switch to a roll-on one instead. Make sure everyone in your family uses one, and you’ll never need body spray again.
For air fresheners, you can get things like diffusers that work really well and don’t trigger asthma. If you visit this website, then it talks more about how they work, and you’ll see they basically just release water vapor.
Mold can grow in your bathroom and any other areas that see a lot of water. It happens when water isn’t dried off services, and damp starts to form.
When mold comes, it becomes a problem for asthma sufferers as allergens are released into the air that can trigger an attack.
Removing mold is easier said than done. You’ll most likely have to call up a professional to handle the job. Once this is done, you should focus on preventing any mold from occurring.
If you look on this website, you’ll see a range of different tips to help you do just that.
Eliminate As Much Dust As Possible
Dust is another massive trigger of asthma attacks. Again, it’s an airborne allergy much like mold. It can really make it hard for a child to breathe if they suffer from asthma. So, getting rid of as much dust in your home is very important.
Unfortunately, it’s pretty much impossible to completely eliminate 100% of the dust in your home. But, there are loads of things you can dry.
Use microfiber cloths to remove dust from surfaces, and get yourself an air purifier to try and clean the air and make it easier to breathe.
For me, this is an essential device to have if you’ve got an asthma-sufferer in your home.
Asthma doesn’t have to be a severe problem for your child. If you monitor them correctly and help prevent attacks, then they should be able to live with it quite comfortably. Use the advice in this post, and you will go a long way to creating an environment in your home that’s safe for a child with asthma.