Asthma; Prevention.There is no way to prevent asthma from developing. You can learn to identify your asthma or allergy triggers and possibly avoid them. Developing an asthma management plan with your health care team can help you determine which medication works best for you and what other strategies you can use to improve your condition. Here are a few suggestions for avoiding triggers:
Track your symptoms to identify what triggers your asthma attacks; once identified try to avoid them
Always be prepared to manage your attacks, if they occur
Prevent symptoms before they occur, if possible.
If you're allergic to cat or dog dander, use your asthma medications before visiting someone with these pets.
If necessary, find a new home for your pet or keep it out of your sleeping area.
If you smoke, quit, and turn your home into a smoke-free zone.
When pollen counts or ozone levels are high in the summer, try to stay indoors and in air conditioning; use air filters on your furnace and air conditioner.
If cold air is a trigger for you, wear a scarf to cover your mouth and nose when you are outside in the winter.
Wash all your bedding, including pillow cases, clothes and stuffed animal toys, once a week or more often in hot water (greater than 130 degrees Fahrenheit) and dry at high heat to kill dust mites.
Use a dehumidifier Dehumidifier
Equipment designed to reduce the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere. There are three methods by which water vapor may be removed: (1) the use of sorbent materials, (2) cooling to the required dew point, and (3) compression with aftercooling. in damp areas such as bathrooms and basements to reduce mold build-up.
Avoid close contact with anyone who has a cold or the flu, and wash your hands regularly.
Get a flu shot in the fall
Work with your health care professional to come up with a medication regimen that will still allow you to exercise.
Use your asthma medications before exercising in cold air
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