It can be frightening and stressful for you with asthma child.
You want your child to play like other children.
You can help your asthma child by keeping your child away from triggers and irritants that cause asthma attacks.
Triggers which cause asthma attack:
- Air pollution
- Physical exercise
- Tobacco smoke
- Animal dander
- Sinus infections
- Dust mites
- Strong perfumes
- Some foods
How to help your asthma child from triggers?
If your child is allergic to house hold dust mites, clean your house regularly with vacuum cleaner. Clean the carpets, bed sheets, pillow covers and furniture. If pollen is causing asthma, use an air conditioner and close all the windows and doors of your home.
If mold is the cause of asthma, clean your bathroom, basement and kitchen regularly. The level of humidity should be under fifty percent. You can use an air conditioner or dehumidifier to maintain this level.
If your child is allergic to dust, wash bed sheets, pillow covers, drapes and carpets once in a week in hot water. Avoid soft toys as they catch dust and create allergy. Avoid smoking in front of your child or inside the home.
Avoid pets into the home, especially bedroom because some children are allergic to pets as the fur or feathers of the pet is the main irritant. Do not allow the pet on to the bed of your child.
Steps to help your asthma child:
There are four main steps you can take to keep your asthma child healthy
- The first step is you should understand about asthma. When your child is suffering with asthma, his airways become swollen, irritated and red. The airway passage becomes narrower, which makes it difficult to breathe. This causes coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.
- As asthma symptoms are triggered by certain factors, handle on your child’s asthma triggers. Because of the triggers, your child’s lungs overreact with asthma attack. You can notice the things that trigger your asthma child and do your best to help your asthma child avoid those triggers as much as possible.
- You have to prepare your asthma child for an asthma attack and what to do when it occurs. Your child should know the symptoms of severe asthma attack. You should tell your child to use an inhaler when he has an asthma attack.
- Asthma child needs medical care. You have to consult a pediatrician and get your asthma child on a treatment program that helps controlling asthma symptoms. According to the doctor’s prescription medication, the asthma child should follow the treatment and missing the dose will lead to health problems.
You talk to your doctor about your child’s condition and ask him what to do for your asthma child. Inform your doctor which medications are working and which are not working and take an appointment to change the medication if necessary.
You should help and protect your asthma child to help them from asthma symptoms and to live active life like other kids. Giving the medication properly and avoiding the triggers helps your asthma child live a normal and active life.