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					Triggers For Asthma: Where And When They Occur
If we've learned anything through a tough history of battling asthma; it's that no two people share the
same symptoms and even though cases may seem strikingly similar, there is usually different causes
and triggers at the root. However, we can group a lot of these up into semi-similar categories and use
this a foundation for basing treatments, medications, and advice for our patients.




Among the top triggers of a serious asthma attack, you will often find dust mites responsible. These
little critters are usually microscopic, but can be at the root of deadly instances where an inhaler is the
only instrument capable of saving the patient's life. However, these are also fairly simple to maintain.
The key is cleanliness and keeping the air purified via filtration. In serious cases, it is also a good idea
to keep plastic sheathing over the furniture and tables.




Another factor that can be avoided with constant home-care and cleaning is mold. It is usually either
found upon food or waste forgotten in a dark corner, or within the walls due to an unnoticed leak. In
the latter, the best option will be to call a qualified professional and have them examine and treat any
suspected areas.




It may be difficult for the patient or their family, but if someone suffers from asthma, they may
sometimes need to get rid of their pets if it becomes a problem. This is especially true with pets that
are known to shed or displace a lot of dander. The animal's hair may trigger an allergen that causes
life-threatening symptoms. However, there are many people with asthma who live with pets with little
to no trouble thanks to being very vigilant with removing pet dander and hair from the home weekly.




Foods are also a common allergen that isn't discovered until it's too late. If you already know the
patient is allergic to a certain group of foods, they should be avoided at all costs. The dangers
associated with ingesting the meal are even higher when asthma is involved. As a general rule, it's
best to avoid heavy spices, peanuts, or certain oils made with synthetic soy substitutes.




It should be common sense, but smoking is absolutely dangerous for an asthma patient and that
makes second-hand smoke reach extremely toxic limits. It is best to keep all smoking out of the home
and towards an area that the patient doesn't venture often, if at all.
Various chemicals; such as, those found in bleach, chlorine, paints, or other synthetics can be
harmful to many asthma sufferers. While most of them are near-impossible to avoid entirely, it's good
to know the areas where they are concentrated most and understand the symptoms in the case of an
attack.




Heavy use of perfumes, sprays, or certain deodorants can cause the patient to exhibit extreme
symptoms and lead to a serious attack if not maintained instantly. If they must be applied, find brands
that focus on non-allergenic blends and read the ingredients carefully for anything that may upset the
patient.




By learning these triggers and knowing the specific symptoms of an individual's attacks, you can learn
to track and battle the disease much more efficiently. Always speak with the doctor about new or
improved ways to keep the asthma under control and one day we may have the perfect resolution
thanks to the efforts of people like you!

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