The Top 8 Asthma Triggers and How to Avoid Them
Watch this video to learn the five most common asthma irritants, along with the best ways to avoid them, in order to breathe easier every day.
Smoke irritates the linings of your airways, making you more susceptible to an asthma attack.
So don't let anyone smoke in your house or in your car, and try not to use wood-burning stoves or fireplaces.
Up to 90% of people with allergic asthma are sensitive to mites. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter, which traps small particles other filters allow to recirculate, and buy allergen-resistant bedding (or wash regular bedding in hot water as often as possible).
Seasonal allergies can be tough to beat, but luckily there are a few ways to alleviate the symptoms without a trip to the drugstore. Watch this video for five easy home remedies that will keep watery eyes, an itchy throat, and sneezing at bay!
Allergies are already the worst, but did you know you could be unintentionally making them even more unbearable?
Plug-in room air fresheners
Think pollen is the only trigger of your endless series of sneezes?
If you have an attached garage, don't start the car and let it run for too long. Automotive fumes can make their way into the house and irritate your lungs.
Cockroaches and mice
The problem isn't just them—it's also what they leave behind. After calling in an exterminator, wash dishes right after you eat and empty the trash often to prevent recurrences.