Allergy and Asthma Care
Allergies and asthma affect roughly one in four Americans, and their vulnerability to these conditions increases every year. A good air purifier can help you with allergy and asthma care in your home. Still, unfortunately, a large number of individuals with suffering from these conditions do not realize how important it is to choose the right air purifier for their environment.
Every household contains pollutants, which may not be very dangerous unless you have a respiratory problem or allergy. For anyone who lives with pets or smokers, the number of bacteria around the home increases. Choosing a good air purifier can help alleviate some of these problems, especially since there are often more pollutants indoors than outdoors.
How are allergy and asthma care related?
Allergies and asthma are like two peas in a pod, going side by side. They affect both young and old alike, and for about 90% of asthma patients, allergens are the triggers of an asthma attack.
Allergens are external factors that, upon contact with specific receptors in your body, cause an immune response or allergic reactions. This response occurs because your body (immune system) thinks of the allergen as an antigen (harmful protein). This results in inflammation in the affected organ. Although allergies (including food allergies) are common to many individuals, in some extreme cases, they lead to anaphylactic shock. It is at this stage that the individual's life is in danger.
In asthma patients, the receptors are usually found in the airway. So, when the allergen gets its way into the human respiratory system, either by inhalation or swallowing, it produces an immune response. The reactions are usually airway inflammation and muscle strain. Mucus is secreted, causing difficulty breathing and shortening of breath. The severity of the response usually depends on the individual and the amount of the allergen inhaled.
An asthma attack's most common symptoms include wheezing, short breathing, chronic cough, and chest tightness. Some of the most common food allergens are peanuts, milk, eggs, cheese, fish, wheat, and soybeans.
Asthmatics are more likely to have allergy triggers during the Spring months when many pollen grains are produced. Pollen is a common allergen, and with so much in the air, people living with asthma can face a challenging time during the season.
Not only may sneezing and chronic coughing be a symptom of an allergy, but they may also be a trigger for an asthma attack. While sneezing and coughing, your airway becomes more sensitive to the allergen, and thus it can trigger a seizure.
So, for proper allergy and asthma care, keep your medication (inhalers or pills) with you at all times.
Apart from medication, the best way to control these conditions is to identify all triggers and avoid them as much as possible.
Reduce reactions using the following suggestions for allergy and asthma care:
1. Regularly clean carpets, mats, bedsheets, sofas, etc., since these are among the leading causes of allergies and asthma in the home. All of them collect a lot of dust which can accumulate in a short period.
2. Use a dust mask. Use either while cleaning or moving around in any dusty places. You can also use it if you are outside and the pollen count is high.
3. Remove any allergens like pollen, dust, etc., on your body and hair by taking a shower before bed.
4. Keep windows closed and use air conditioning or heating instead. Make sure the air ducts are clean.
5. Remove molds (fungi) which form quickly in bathrooms, kitchens, or any damp and damp places such as carpets, curtains, mats, etc.
6. Use air purifiers inside your home. This helps clean the air.
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