It is important to know what things make your asthma worse. These are called asthma "triggers." Avoiding them is your first step toward feeling better.
Our homes can be filled with asthma triggers, found within:
- The air we breathe
- Furniture and carpets
- Our pets
Stay Away From Smoking
If you smoke, ask your health care provider for help quitting. No one should smoke in your house. This includes you and your visitors.
Smokers should smoke outside and wear a coat. The coat will keep smoke particles from sticking to their clothes. They should leave the coat outside or away from your child.
Ask people who work at your child's day care, preschool, school, and anyone else who takes care of your child, if they smoke. If they do, make sure they do not smoke near your child.
Stay away from restaurants and bars that allow smoking. Or ask for a table as far away from smokers as possible.