Creating A Safe Haven For Asthmatics In The Home
When you have asthma, you're pretty much at the mercy of the air around you. Unfortunately, you can't control the quality of air while you're out and about, but when you're in your home, you should know that you can breathe freely without worrying about contaminants triggering an attack. Here, you'll find a few suggestions that can help you improve the quality of life in your home.
Consider the Issue
How often are your symptoms being triggered while you're at home? Truthfully, if your asthma is managed well, you shouldn't be uncomfortable and you should be able to breathe without issue. If not, then you have some work to do, because it's the stuff you have around your home that's contributing to the problem.
Declutter – Get rid of some of the stuff around the house that you don't use. The more stuff you have, the more places dust has to settle until its disrupted and blown airborne.
Keep up with the Floors – How often do you clean the floors? No matter if the floors are carpeted or are hard-surface floors, they will need your attention a few times each week. If you don't have the time to vacuum or dust mop, invest in a Roomba – a small robot that automatically sweeps your floors for you.
Cover Mattresses and Pillows – Invest in high-quality dust and allergen covers for your pillows and mattresses. These covers will stop contaminants from settling into the soft material. Wash your bedding at least once each week.
Work with a Doctor
Are you working with a doctor that has experience treating patients with asthma? If you go to an asthma doctor, you will be one step closer to constant relief. You see, your primary care doctor doesn't spend the time learning and researching the most current treatments for asthma, but an asthma doctor will be focused on finding treatments that make your life a little better.
With new treatments constantly being studied and approved, there are always new things to try if the old treatments haven't been keeping you symptom free. It may not happen overnight, but with some communication and a few exams, you'll be on your way to finding the treatment that actually works.
You can live comfortably without dealing with an asthma attack every single day. Hopefully, the tips listed above will help you to create a safe haven in which you can breathe freely and enjoy taking in the next breath of fresh air.