One of the things that helps our family control our asthma is cleaning. For those of you who read this regularly, you will know that Hubby and I and all 3 kids have allergies. The 3 kids and I all have asthma.
There are so many things that can make your asthma worse, or "trigger" or cause an asthma attack.The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology has a page on their website about common asthma triggers.
Triggers can be different for everyone, and change over time.
Dust has always been a problem for me. It's so hard to keep things clean and dust free.
We have wood floors, which really helps because you can SEE all the dust and suck it up with the vacuum. Some people hate having wood floors (because you can see dirt, crumbs, etc.) but I LOVE them.
In fact, we live in a historic AKA old house. One of the things I love about my historic house is that is has wood floors. They were covered up with carpet when we bought the house, but Hubby and I tore out the carpet and he refinished the wood floors.
We seem to breathe easier when we have wood floors and they are kept really clean.
Some people sweep wood floors, but it seems like it just stirs up the dust into the air. We have a vacuum that allows us to switch the settings so we can vacuum the wood floors and a few areas rugs.
If you are having a lot of asthma symptoms and can't figure out why, take a look around your house.
Is it the carpet? Mayo Clinic says that hard flooring (wood floors, tile floors, etc) can be better when you have asthma.
There are other things in your home that can cause asthma attacks, but today I talked about dust.
Tune in later for more ideas of things to check for in your home,