If your doctor gives you the okay to use a humidifier, and it seems to help alleviate symptoms for your child, there are a few guidelines that our asthma coach recommends in order to keep your household safe:
We won’t sugarcoat it: it can be tough having a child with asthma who also happens to be a big animal lover. The reality is, animals are carriers of all sorts of allergens that are known to trigger asthma symptoms, and these allergens can manifest in many different ways throughout your home.
It is reported that 80% of asthma patients have allergies to substances that can be found in the air. Because of this, minimizing exposure to airborne asthma triggers is an important part of keeping your child’s asthma symptoms under control. Today we’ll review how to keep three of the major types of airborne asthma triggers at bay in and around your home: pollution, pollen, and mold.
Minimizing asthma triggers in your child’s sleep space is an important step in controlling your child’s asthma. Because your child spends so much time in his/her bedroom, it is usually the one room that will affect your child’s asthma the most. By making some simple changes to your child’s sleep space, you can make a big impact in his/her asthma control.
Before reading any further, the most important thing I want to get across is an acknowledgement that it can be hard to get your child to take a new medication. As a doctor I had written prescriptions countless times, explained technique to parents and the child and the importance of taking it. But until it was my own 4 year old child getting a new inhaler with a mask, I didn’t realize how hard the non-medical part could be.