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How should I allergy-proof my environment for asthma prevention?

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Whether you’re at home, work, or traveling, there are specific measures you can take to allergy-proof your environment and reduce the risk of having asthma. For example, avoid eating in restaurants that are smoky or allow cigarette smoking. Call ahead when traveling and ask for a smoke-free hotel room. And bring your own bedding and pillows in case the hotel only supplies feather pillows and down comforters, which may harbor dust mites and cause asthma symptoms.

From: Tips for Asthma Prevention WebMD Medical Reference

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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma Overview: Prevention," “Peak Flow Meters.”

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program. , 2002. Expert Panel Report: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma

National Institutes of Health publication number 02-5074, June, 2003.

Brostoff, J. and Gamlin, L., , Healing Arts Press,1999. Asthma: The Complete Guide to Integrative Therapies

Plaut T. and Jones, T., , Pedipress Inc., 1999.  Dr. Tom Plaut's Asthma Guide for People of All Ages

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Asthma Treatment,” “What Is An Asthma Action Plan?”

CDC: “Lung Disease including Asthma and Adult Vaccination.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 18, 2019

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma Overview: Prevention," “Peak Flow Meters.”

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program. , 2002. Expert Panel Report: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma

National Institutes of Health publication number 02-5074, June, 2003.

Brostoff, J. and Gamlin, L., , Healing Arts Press,1999. Asthma: The Complete Guide to Integrative Therapies

Plaut T. and Jones, T., , Pedipress Inc., 1999.  Dr. Tom Plaut's Asthma Guide for People of All Ages

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Asthma Treatment,” “What Is An Asthma Action Plan?”

CDC: “Lung Disease including Asthma and Adult Vaccination.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 18, 2019

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