Occupational Asthma Prevention
Strategies to prevent asthma attacks include:
- Stop smoking.
- Avoid exposure to secondary smoke.
- Do not use a vacuum indoors:
- Ask someone else in your household to vacuum.
- Use a dust mask if you must vacuum.
- Avoid food color.
- Avoid substances that trigger your asthma
- Clean heating and cooling ducts in the house.
- Do not use aerosols or spray cleaners in the bedroom.
- Install allergy filters in the heating and cooling system:
- Change them once per month.
- Place plastic covers over mattresses and pillows.
- Remove carpeting.
- Remove stuffed furniture and stuffed animals from the bedroom.
- Use a dehumidifier to keep humidity below 50 percent.
- Wash all bed linens in hot water every week.
- Wear an alert bracelet that identifies your allergies.
- Do not go outside when it is windy. This increases your exposure to pollen.
- Do not sleep on upholstered furniture.
- Do not mow or rake your lawn.
- Ask your doctor about vitamin D supplements
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