Asthma Remedies

Written by Lee Wyatt (last updated August 23, 2013)

For some reason when most people think about asthma remedies they first think about a cure. The truth is that there really is no cure for asthma—treatments, yes; cures, no. By taking advantage of these asthma remedies will make your life a little bit easier. While it may seem like it is a little difficult to implement all of these remedies, don't worry. Even if you only use one or two of the remedies, you will notice an improvement in your overall daily life.

  • Limit pets. Pets are perhaps one of the largest contributors to asthma attacks in most homes. This means that a rather simple asthma remedy is to limit the pets you have in your home to a certain type. If you are determined to have a pet, then choose one that will not have any dander which can often trigger an asthma attack. However, if you simply must have a dog or cat choose one that doesn't shed all the time, and additionally wash your hands every time you handle your pet, even if you only pet it.
  • Regular cleaning. Another fairly simple asthma remedy is to regularly clean your home. Even a slight buildup of dust, pollen, and dander can lead to major asthma attacks if you aren't careful. The best way to combat this is by simply dusting your home every day. Additionally, you will also want to ensure that you are cleaning your sheets, drapes, table cloths, and other linens as needed to ensure that they aren't collecting any allergens
  • Eliminate mold. Mold and mildew can often lead to an asthma attack if you aren't careful. While you are conducting your regular cleaning efforts, pay particular attention for any signs of mold or mildew. If you notice any make sure that you do what you can to not only remove the gunk, but also to fix the problem that lead to the mold or mildew in the first place.
  • No smoking. Another effective asthma remedy is to eliminate any cigarette, cigar, or even pipe smoke from being around the person who has asthma. This does not only mean that there is no smoking around the person who has asthma, but it also means no smoking in the home at all, or even around the people who live with the person who has asthma since the smoke can cling to their clothes.

While all of these asthma remedies are helpful, there is one remedy that will have the most effect on your life. That remedy is understanding asthma. By taking the time to discuss asthma, the potential triggers, your triggers, and how you can medicate any attacks with your doctor, you will be well on your way to learning how to deal with this chronic condition.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...


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