Hey, what’s up? Doctor Prasoon here. If someone in your family is suffering from asthma, you might be knowing that a sudden attack of asthma can be devastating. It can be frightening and it often requires hospitalization. It will cost you in thousands and it will also waste your time, and in some instances, it can even be life-threatening. But, did you know that an acute asthma attack can be prevented? In this video, I will tell you 5 ways to prevent a sudden attack of asthma. This is Dofody, the best online doctor consultation platform in India. So let’s get started.
#1 we spend most of the time in our homes, if we can keep our homes clean and tidy, that should be the first thing that we need to do to prevent an attack of asthma. Dust mites, dust particles, mold, all these are invisible to the human eye and they can easily trigger an attack of asthma. Dry dusting of our homes is a very common practice, and though it seems that dry dusting cleans our homes pretty fast it actually doesn’t.
Instead of dry dusting, switch over to wet mopping, wash the bedspreads, bed sheets, linens, curtains, and carpets. very often and keep them dust-free by using vacuum cleaners or by washing them at least once in every two weeks. Try to minimize the use of pesticides and keep those cockroaches away by keeping your home and kitchen clean and free of fallen food particles.
#2 if you are a person who loves pets and if you are asthmatic, think once again before bringing another pet into your home. Your pet’s dander and your pet’s saliva are some of the most common trigger factors that can easily lead to an attack of asthma. All persons are not the same and similar is a condition with the pets, and if you cannot live without your pets, at least wash them once in a week.
#3 When you are going outside or when you are taking your child who is suffering from asthma outside, make sure that you stay away from the dust on the roads, stay away from smoke, and do not visit construction sites and construction places. When you’re using a public transport please do not use a window seat and if possible, try to carry a handkerchief and cover your face including your nose, so that you do not inhale those invisible triggers of asthma.
#4 If your doctor has prescribed you an inhaler, make sure that you are using it properly. Shake it well before use, and if your doctor has prescribed you to inhale two puffs every day, please do that. This can be the best thing that you can do to prevent an attack of asthma.
Bonus tip. After using the inhaler wash your mouth to prevent oral fungal infections.
#5 Infections are also triggers of asthma attacks. So if you can prevent infections by boosting your immunity, you should definitely do it. Try to stay healthy, eat more fruits and vegetables, and taking flu vaccine and the pneumococcal vaccine is highly recommended, If you are suffering from asthma. So that’s it for this video. I hope you like this one, please consider sharing it with your friends and family, particularly with those friends who are suffering from asthma.
Do you have any other tips to prevent an attack of asthma, if you have any more please share it in the comment section below, and I’ll also appreciate it if you like this video and hit the subscribe button. I will see you in the next one, it’s me doctor Prasoon signing off, take care, stay healthy, and thank you so much. for watching.