How to Prevent Asthma

Your checklist of 9 points for a complete all-round asthma cure

Published on: 21/09/2021
Last updated on: 31/01/2024
Written By Molly Wilson

Having asthma means that you have to take some precautions in your life. Your life isn’t the same as anyone and there are lots of things you need to abide by.

You know about the common symptoms of asthma such as wheezing, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, tightness of the chest, coughing. The biggest problem is that asthma may happen to anyone be it children or even adults.

Probably the biggest concern with asthma is that there are no direct cure forms it such as remedial treatment. There is in general no other way but apart from you taking in certain precautions.

In this article, we are going to provide you with a checklist of 10 points for a complete all-around cure for asthma.

Let’s begin…

Identifying exactly what is triggering asthma in you

There are many common asthma allergens or substances that cause asthma attacks. But for one patient there are only a couple of asthma triggering agents that may cause asthma attacks.

You need to exactly identify them and make sure that you are avoiding them. For your information some common asthma allergens include-

  • Pollution in air
  • Smoke
  • Dust
  • Particulate matters in air
  • Cold air
  • Doing vigorous exercise
  • Sinusitis
  • Fragrance
  • Soot
  • Asbestos dust
  • Animal dander
  • Dandruff

If you can identify the asthma allergens correctly then you can find a curative way of preventing yourself from exposure to them.

Ensuring staying away from allergens

Of course, we know that if you are suffering from asthma then you are using inhalers either a rescue inhaler or a preventive type inhaler for regular use.

But despite this, you must ensure that you can stay away from asthma allergens as much as possible. For example, if asthma triggering agents are in your are pollution always ensure to properly cover your nostrils and mouth with a piece of clean cloth to prevent coming in direct contact with polluted air.

If the reason for your asthma is office then inform your boss and the higher management that you are having problems and try and change your department or job roles.

Avoiding smoking directly or indirectly

Smoking is one of the most common asthma triggering agents. Avoiding smoking is one of the main pillars of the framework if you want to avoid the worst of asthma attacks or frequent asthma attacks.

You see taking in cigarettes will cause breathlessness, tightness of the chest, coughing, and this will become the prelude to triggering an asthma attack.

You also have to be wary of not taking in cigarette smoke indirectly when someone in your close vicinity is smoking.

Avoid catching a cold

Cold air or catching a cold and cough will also cause an asthma attack. This point is especially vital for those patients who are living in colder regions where the majority of the year is the cold weather. Try and avoid cold air as much as possible.

Avoid going outside as much as possible to prevent direct inhalation of cold air.

If you must go out then always ensure that you take the necessary puffs for your Duolin inhaler as a necessary preventive step that might help prevent a deadly asthma attack. Cover your face with a face mask or clean cloth.

Making sure that your home is asthma allergen-proof

You live in your home most of the time. So there are some basic precautionary measures at home that you must ensure.

Wash bedsheets, bed covers, pillow covers regularly every week to ensure that they are free from dust, use vacuum cleaners to clean sofas, desktops, tabletops, and all your furniture at home. if you have a slightly higher budget then we recommend buying an air purifier to ensure that the air is clean to the extent possible.

Make sure that you are taking in allergy shots

Sometimes you might be suffering from allergies due to various problems and exposure to allergens and if you are not used to them then this might instantly trigger an asthma attack. Apart from using Medrol, you will have to ensure that you are taking allergy shots.

You see taking in allergy shots is one way of preventing an asthma attack. Through allergy vaccinations, the doctor will inject a small amount of the allergen into your body such that your immune system can easily get used to the allergen.

Taking in your asthma preventive and emergency inhalers in time

It does not need any mentioning that you will have to take your regular asthma inhalers such as an Asthalin inhaler or Medrol pills timely as per the recommendation and dosage of the doctor.

It is almost impossible to stay fit from asthma if you are not using an inhaler or medicine. It is quite logical that you will have two different types of inhalers. One of them is the preventive type inhaler that is for regular use. This inhaler is unable to cure already triggered asthma attacks. Such inhalers have to be used daily and only with their regular dose you will stay fit.

On the other hand, there are rescue inhalers that will help you to find relief from an asthma attack. This is exactly the opposite of the preventive type inhalers. It is to be used only when you are feeling the triggering of an asthma attack.

Taking flu vaccinations on time   

You need to take your flu vaccinations on time. You see with each season different disease-causing viruses become airborne. If you have an in the general tendency of suffering from seasonal flu then it is better to take your flu vaccinations on time.

This is also a preventive type step that is going to help you stay immune to the normal seasonal flu and then suffering from an asthma attack.

Using a peak flow meter

Of course, we know you are using inhalers like duolin inhaler regularly. But along with this you also need to use a peak flow meter. You see this is an air meter that shows you the amount of air flowing through your airways that is the trachea, into the bronchioles, and the lungs.

During an asthma attack, you will find that a peak flow meter will give lower ratings and this means that less air is flowing through the airways due to the constriction of the trachea, bronchioles, and lungs.