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Asthma Trigger - Top 4 Factors That Will Trigger This

Aug 17, 2007
Many asthmatics are aware that an asthma trigger can make breathing difficult for someone afflicted with this illness.

What Are The Most Common Triggers?

They are allergens and irritants. Allergens, things that cause "hay fever," can inflame an asthmatic's already sensitive lungs. Irritants are often things in the environment that when inhaled can bother anyone, whether you have asthma or not. But these inhalants can be an asthma trigger for someone with the illness.

Asthmatics can be exposed to irritants and allergens both outdoors and indoors however; an indoor asthma trigger can be more easily recognized and eliminated or reduced. Many solutions exist for dealing with an indoor triggers.

What Are The Common 4 Asthma Triggers Indoor?

1) Dealing with Dust Mites

Dust mite droppings are an allergen that can be an asthma trigger. Every house has dust mites. These tiny creatures exist by consuming shed dead skin cells. They're most common in bedding and carpets and their droppings are a part of household dust. You can reduce dust mite droppings by using smooth furniture, like vinyl. Get rid of carpeting and reduce excess moisture in the air because it also helps cut down on dust mite numbers.

2) Mind Your Mold Indoor

Mold is a common allergen and asthma trigger. These tiny plants grow on moist surfaces and they look dark and fuzzy, and often have a musty odor and certain types of mold can cause serious illnesses in babies. Bathrooms, the refrigerator and air conditioner drip pans are moist locations where mold can often be found.

You can prevent mold growth in your home by reducing moisture in the air so throw out old cardboard, newspaper, and clothes - anything that can stay wet and damp for long periods of time and clean bathrooms and kitchens at last once a week.

3) Reducing Animal Dander

Another asthma trigger is the dead skin cells of pets. More people are allergic to cat dander than dog dander. However, mice, gerbils, hamsters and birds can also have dander.

Fish, reptiles and amphibians are good alternative pets that do not have fur, and therefore no dander. If removing a furred animal from the home is not an option, there are a few things you can do to reduce dander.

Bathe the animal weekly and use HEPA filters throughout the home. Never let the pet sleep in your bedroom and vacuum and clean the pet areas often.

4) No Smoking At Home

Getting rid of tobacco smoke is one of factors that may help preven any asthma trigger. It is harmful to everyone and not just asthmatics. It is best for everyone in the family if the smoker quits.

If this isn't possible, have people smoke outside but be aware even the smell of tobacco smoke on clothing can trigger an asthma attack. Never allow smoking in the car.

Several more allergens and irritants exist in the home. Unlike the outdoors though, you have more control over your indoor environment. Creating an asthma trigger free home is a lot of work, but possible and worth the effort.

Even though you may now know the most common 4 factors to an asthma triggers indoor, with all these information available of no use, action is power when applying knowledge which will then free yourself the agony of having asthma again. You should never add to, or alter any component of your current asthma treatment without first consulting your physician.

However, many asthmatics sometimes tend to forget that even though there may be these common 4 factors to an asthma triggers, they should be be conscious and aware that in order to have an asthma-free lifestyle, a proper and yet effective asthma recovery system is necessary. Even without a proper asthma management system, there will not be much asthma free lifestyle to hope for.

Applying the knowledge of knowing what are the 4 basic common factors together with an effective system - enjoy your life once again.
About the Author
Eddy Kong WW is the author of a 7-day Asthma Recovery System, "How to Quickly & Effectively Treat Your Asthma Condition". Drop by at Asthma Treatment for your free copy. Also do visit his Asthma Blog .
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