You can help protect your child from identifying and avoiding asthma symptoms, or controlling, the things that trigger an asthma attack.
Ask your doctor to help you identify the factors triggers in your child and recommend measures to help reduce the symptoms of your child's asthma. Their efforts should focus on eliminating the sources and circumstances of the triggers in your child and / or own triggers
Indicative list to avoid or reduce exposure to common triggers:
- Do not have pets at home.
- If you must have a pet, do not let the bedroom ever.
- Bathe your pet weekly.
- Avoid visiting homes with pets or carry your reliever medication when visiting homes with pets.
- Avoid products containing feathers, such as pillows and cushions.
- Cover mattresses, cushions and pillows in airtight plastic bags.
- Wash all bedding and blankets once a week in hot water (> 55 ° C).
- Remove all rugs, if possible
Environmental pollens and molds
- Keep windows closed at stations with high pollen counts.
- Avoid sources of molds, such as wet leaves and debris from the garden.
- Avoid going outside at noon and afternoon when pollen and mold is higher.
- If you have asthma, do not smoke
- Do not allow smoking in your home.
- Encourage family members to leave the snuff or avoid smoking around you or your child.