Tips for Asthma Prevention

If you have friends or family members visiting you for the summer or over the holidays and you know that one of them has upper respiratory issues, you may want to learn about asthma triggers in advance of their visit. While there’s no cure at present for an attack, there are some things you can do to help your visitors stay away from allergens.

Most Common Triggers

Although every person who suffers from a breathing condition will have different triggers that can be specific to only them, following are some of the most common:

  • Air pollution
  • Allergens from animals
  • Cold air
  • Sinusitis
  • Smoke
  • Fragrances

If you want to be the best host to your houseguests, ask them ahead of their visit about any known allergens. If they mention fragrance as a culprit, it might be a good time to put away your scented candles and scented air fresheners! Also, since smoke is a common denominator, be prepared to not light a bonfire when your company is visiting since they’ll want to avoid any smoke.

An Often-Overlooked Culprit is a Common Cold or Flu

No one wants to come down with a cold or the flu. Most of us go out of our way to prevent colds. This is especially true of anyone who experiences allergies or other breathing problems. If you have a cold, avoid close contact with people who have asthma, as catching a cold can make their asthma symptoms worse.

You and Your Guests Can Get Treated for Local Allergies in San Antonio

You need to know the best and safest way to fight allergies and asthma. The most direct way is for you and your guests to get tested for allergies to determine what treatment protocol will work best. At Alamo City Urgent Care, we provide services that can help anyone win their respiratory battle. For those of you who are only experiencing mild symptoms, you could try some at-home care first. We recommend that you stay hydrated, make sure that you’re getting enough sleep, increase your intake of probiotics, exercise daily if possible, and enjoy some locally grown honey which tastes great in tea, on oatmeal or swirled on top of some cheese.