Having a loved one suffering from asthma or if you yourself are suffering from it means that you have to make sure that your home is on point so that their/your life is comfortable and safe. So, in this post, I decided to open up to you and share my thoughts on what I personally do to keep an eye out on the factors that might trigger any unfortunate asthma attack. Because I feel like no additional thoughts are needed, I will cut straight to the point and discuss what I consider to be the best products that ease the process of coping with this illness.
We all know that the biggest enemy of an asthma patient is dust. Even now, after growing up, I can still remember my mother’s saying that “a clean carpet means clean air” and I couldn’t agree more with her! So, the best decisions you can make is to invest in a good vacuum cleaner. And, given the high sensibility of asthma patients, the safest bet is, hands down, a vacuum outfitted with a HEPA filter. Capable of retaining up to 99.97% of the dust particles and prevent them from reentering the air flow of the room, this type of vacuum reduces the potential allergens in your home and makes it safer!
Also, it has been proven that chemical scents are also common asthma triggers. However, nowadays, all cleaning products are strikingly scented. And, let’s be honest, playing the trial and error strategy when choosing products that you or your loved ones are unreactive at, is certainly not the road you want to take. So, here’s my tip for you: go for products that are either unscented or search for products with the asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Mark as it will save you both time and money!
Last but not least, invest in an indoor air filter. Such a device will definitely make it easier for asthma patients and it will be highly appreciated. Although it is uncertain if this kind of appliances is able to actually prevent such an illness, given the fact that they are designed with asthma patients’ needs in mind it is safe to say that they are able to create comfortable surroundings by removing allergens from the air. However, keep in mind that such air cleaners have a major con- they produce ozone, a substance proven harmful for humans.
All in all, I hope that my advice will help you and your families in the fight against this fast spreading illness. I hope that implementing my suggestions will aid creating safer living conditions that are fitting even to those less lucky. And, don’t forget, prevention is easier than treatment so,try to take good care of yourself and your house.