How to manage Asthma in rainy season?
Asthma is a chronic, discomforting inflammatory disease of the airways or bronchioles resulting in difficult breathing. The inflammation of airways results in constriction and narrowing of the smooth muscles of airways causing difficult breathing, sputum production, cough, and increased mucus secretion. It can affect your quality of life adversely.
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Monsoon is accompanied by the cold environment and breeze which may set of a discomforting episode of asthma. The persistent dampness in the surroundings can result in the development of fungus make the patients of asthma suffer from allergy, thereby triggering asthma episodes. Episodes of asthma can worsen the symptoms in the youths and be concerning and at times a life-threatening condition, in the senior citizens. So, it can be quite troublesome and difficult for individuals suffering from asthma to manage the condition during the rainy season. Let’s have a look at the triggers and tips to manage asthma in the monsoon.
Triggering Factors for Asthma:
Here are some common triggering factors that can cause an onset of an asthma attack.
Allergens: The substances, such as pollens, molds, fungi, pet dander, and dust act, as major triggering factors for Asthma.
Bronchial irritants present in the air: This includes the smoke from vehicles, cigarette smoke, wood fire, and pollution added by the factories. Indoor bronchial irritants include a strong odor of perfumes, paints, scented soaps, and scented sticks most commonly used by Indian people during the prayers.
Excessive exercise: Excessive exercise causes the aggravation of Asthma. It is called Exercise-Induced Asthma
Emotional turmoil: Sudden emotions like anger, fear, excitement, or shock can cause an attack of Asthma in the patients.
Weather changes: During the weather changes, such as the cold, windy weather, and monsoon, the Asthma attacks may worsen.
Reasons for the Aggravation of Asthma in Monsoon:
Monsoon is associated with exposure to a large number of pollens in the atmosphere.
During monsoon, precipitation of toxic environmental gases, such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur, takes place. This increases the bouts and severity of Asthma in Asthmatics.
There is an increased production of fungus, molds, house dust, etc., which can cause Asthma.
Increased incidences of viral infections during the monsoon aggravate the attack of Asthma.
How to Manage Asthma in the Rainy Season?
Take the medicines regularly: Patients with Asthma should not skip even a single dose of medication that their doctor has prescribed to them. Some of the patients are advised inhalers by their doctors. Asthma patients must regularly take them to keep their airways open. Some patients are in habit of haphazardly stopping and starting inhalers. This practice is very harmful and should be stopped immediately.
Do not keep pet animals at home. If pets are already there in the house then they should not be allowed in the patient’s bedroom because the dander may stay in the bedroom even after the pet has left the room.
As far as possible, stay with the air-conditioner on in the house.
Keep the damp places, such as bathrooms, free of mold by regularly cleaning them with bleach, detergents, and disinfectants.
Do not keep plants in the bedrooms to avoid exposure to pollens.
When it is very windy, do not step out of the house to avoid contact with pollens. In the rainy season, there are many pollens in the atmosphere. So, try avoiding them.
As far as possible do not use carpets. Because minute dust particles and animal dander settle down on the carpets and cannot be removed easily.
Wash all pillow covers, bed sheets, etc. with warm water once a week.
These are the important suggestions and tips to manage Asthma in the rainy season.
Role of Homeopathy for Managing Asthma:
It is very important to note that homeopathy has a very significant role in the treatment of Asthma. Homeopathic medicines when given under the expert guidance of a professional homeopath not only help in reducing the severity of attacks but also reduces the frequent relapse of the disease.
Homeopathic medicines act by increasing the immunity of the patients. Once the immunity of the patient is increased the frequency of Asthma attacks reduces drastically. Thus, the requirement for conventional medicines reduces and the patient can safely have homeopathic medicines that are very effective, harmless, and without any side-effects.
So, if you happen to suffer from asthma in the rainy season or at any time of the year, make sure you choose homeopathic treatment for effective and long-lasting relief without any concerns.
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