What Precautions You Can Take At Home For Asthma Family Members?


Asthma is a universal long-lasting disease that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.

Asthmatic attack generally gets exaggerated in the morning and night. However, this disease can be controlled and cure by alternative medicine like Ayurveda, Yoga, Hemopathy and Naturopathy. Dietary regulation, home remedy, preventions and precautions, do exercise, are some of the natural way to treat asthma.

It’s important steps at home for asthma prevention if you have allergies. Asthma attacks can be triggered by allergies that can temporarily boost the inflammation of the airways in the person suffering from asthma. If you can avoid coming in contact with the substance you are allergic to, you may be able to prevent symptoms of an asthma attack.

Here are some tips to help prevent allergic asthma at home:

Asthma Prevention:

  1. Dust Mite Prevention:
  • Keep indoor humidity low (25%-50%). Use an air purifier for asthma.
  • Keep changing filters of heaters and air conditioners.
  • Wash all bedding in hot water once a week.
  • Encase pillows, mattresses, and box spring with allergen-proof, zippered covers.
  • Wear a mask and gloves when cleaning, vacuuming, or chemical exposure.
  • Vacuum twice a week.
  • Don’t allow smoking in your house.
  1. Mold and Mildew Prevention:
  • Air out damp, humid areas at fequent time duratation. Use air conditioners when possible.
  • Clean bathrooms using products, which can kill and then prevent mold. Use exhaust fans. Don’t carpet the bathroom.
  • Avoid keeping any plant in the bedroom.
  • To clean any visible mold, try using cleaning solution that contains 5% of bleach and a small amount of detergent.
  1. Preventing Insects:

Many homes have cockroaches and other types of insects. To prevent asthma reaction, following steps to control insects in your home:

  • Insect sprays can be used but should only be sprayed when nobody is at house. Before you or your child returns home after spraying, confirm that your home has been aired out for a couple of hours.
  • As cockroaches survive in high-humidity environments, prevent water leaks in and around your home.
  • Clean dishes after eating and clean surface where you had your food after you have eaten and cover food in lid containers.
  1. Pollen Prevention:

Pollen is a tiny egg-shaped cell on flowering plants. It can’t be avoided because they cannot be eliminated from the atmosphere. Plants have different timing of pollination, which varies like from year to year.

  • Limit outdoor activities during times of high pollen, such as time of sunshine.
  • Stay indoors during humid when pollen counts are high.
  • Keep windows closed during pollen seasons.
  • Minimize walks in wooded areas or gardens.
  • Check the forecast. Stay indoors when atmosphere is hot, dry and windy days when pollen counts are generally the highest.
  • If possible, stay indoors between 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. when outdoor pollen counts are usually maximum.
  • Wear a mask (such as an inexpensive painter’s mask) when mowing the lawn. Avoid being around freshly cut grass if possible.
  • Take a shower after being outdoors. Wash your hair, and change your clothes to remove pollen that may have in your clothes and hair.
  • Avoid hanging clothes out to dry, as pollen and molds may collect in clothes and hair and can make your allergies worse.
  1. Food Allergies:

  • For asthma prevention when you have food allergies, it must to always read food labels and, ask how foods are prepared.
  1. Consider Allergy Shots:

If any of your family member suffers from allergic asthma, it may be beneficial to use allergy shots to ‘train’ your body not to overreact when exposed to allergens.

 Aurhor Bio: Manav Narula is a Online Marketing Head of Home Air Filters, a product of HSIL ltd. Working at the company, he has extensively used his skills to promote this product and creating awareness among Indians the need of Air Purifiers. You can connect with him on Linkedin.

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