Asthmatic Child – Create A Home To Breathe Easy

Posted on: 13 December 2015

Caring for an asthmatic child is a lot of work. Constantly being on high alert for the first signs of wheezing and always on the lookout for anything that can trigger an attack is exhausting. The one place you should feel at ease is in your home. Below, you will find a few tips that can help you create an atmosphere in which your child can breathe easy and you can rest easy.

Clean Air System

This is one investment that is well worth every cent spent. These systems remove all of the potential toxins from the air that your child breathes while he or she is at home. This technology has come a long way over the years and can now remove nearly all of the potential triggers from the air before it is released into the home.

No More Chemicals

Even though the chemicals you store in your laundry area, under your kitchen sink or in your bathrooms have lids on them and you keep them closed, small amounts of the chemicals are released into the air even when they aren't being used. Switch those harmful chemicals out for all-natural options.

  1. White vinegar and water for cleaning windows and carpeting.
  2. Linseed oil mixed with lemon juice for your wood surfaces.
  3. Rubbing alcohol mixed with water to disinfect.

Eliminate Moisture

Moisture causes mold. That mold releases spores into the air that will quickly cause complications in asthmatics.

  1. Use the exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathrooms to pull moist air out of the house when showering, bathing and cooking.
  2. Run a dehumidifier in all areas that have too much moisture. If you live in a very humid climate, consider a whole-house dehumidifying system.
  3. Remove houseplants. Those plants produce more moisture than you may realize.
  4. Take care of the exterior of your home. Keep your gutters clean and check for water settling along the foundation of the house after it rains.

Install Carpeting

Carpeting can actually be very beneficial in a home with an asthmatic. Unlike hard flooring materials, the carpeting can help to keep dust and dander from becoming airborne. Hard flooring materials cannot trap the dust and dander until the floor is cleaned. Just be sure to run a quality vacuum with clean filters at least three times each week.

You can begin making these changes today. Soon, your son or daughter will have a more comfortable and safe place to call home.