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How do I avoid my allergic asthma triggers?

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When pollen counts are high, stay inside as much as possible. Keep the windows closed.

To keep dust mites out, wrap your pillows, mattress, and box springs in allergen-proof covers. Wash your sheets once a week in hot water.

Get rid of items where dust can gather, such as on heavy curtains or piles of clothing.

If moisture is a problem in your home, get a dehumidifier to cut down on mold.

Keep any pets out of the bedroom.

Keep your kitchen and bathroom clean to avoid mold and cockroaches.

Take care not to rake up pollen and mold while gardening.

From: What Is Allergic Asthma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology: "What to expect at the doctor's office," "How to help your allergies and asthma," "Allergic asthma information," "Is your asthma allergic?" 

American Medical Association, 1998.  Essential Guide to Asthma,

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: "Asthma: How is Asthma Diagnosed?" "How is asthma treated?"

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 30, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology: "What to expect at the doctor's office," "How to help your allergies and asthma," "Allergic asthma information," "Is your asthma allergic?" 

American Medical Association, 1998.  Essential Guide to Asthma,

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: "Asthma: How is Asthma Diagnosed?" "How is asthma treated?"

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 30, 2019

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