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How to stop an asthma attack without medication
-Clean all areas the pet travels often using a vacuum with HEPA (high-efficiency particular air) filter. -Use a HEPA air purifier in the bedroom. -Don t allow your pet in the bedroom. Also, keep it off upholstered furniture, carpet, or other soft surfaces where allergens accumulate. Finally, always think of yourself first.
Talk to your physician about medication that will stop these attacks, before you they get too scary and out-of-control. Avoiding attacks isn t always as easy as taking medication. There are other things you can do to make living with asthma much easier, steps you can take that make avoiding attacks an easy enough task.
Get into a regular cleaning schedule to battle the effects of pet dander and dust mites, both irritants that might hamper breathing and cause undue suffering in asthmatic patients. Regularly washing fabrics helps fight these irritants. It s important to breathe easy in the home above all, so get into the groove of cleaning and be free of dust mites and other airborne irritants.
Living with Asthma in an elderly Relative Though living with an elderly relative with Asthma is not much different to living with any other age group with asthma, you naturally have to take a little bit more special care. They are one of the at risk groups, and they don t always associate the symptoms of asthma as an attack but prefer to simply put it down to old age.
Anyone who has been diagnosed with asthma absolutely should not smoke, as any kind of smoking will only make any breathing problem worse. No amount of medication will help fix the damage that smoking can do, especially to those who already have existing breathing problems. Living smoke-free isn't as difficult as it may sound.
This kind of support is often invaluable, and means really being able to connect with others who share the same illness. There is a huge world of support out there for those living with asthma, and much of it can be found through the online community. Look for online message boards, forums, and chat groups where people who have asthma can share thoughts, ideas, and advice.