Saturday, February 4, 2012

Family Health Guides for Asthma in Children

Posted by Sarah Sweetz Akhza at 2:46 AM
Family Health Guides for Asthma in Children

According to reports, given we take a deep breath isn't always easy in Australia, for it has the highest asthma rates of children suffering from the condition in the world, compared to of adults. In fact, the traditional way of dealing with reacting to asthma flare-ups always can be depressing as opposed to preventing them. In daily life, if parents can pay more attention to family health, it can effectively keep kids healthy and asthma-free. Following below are some family guides for manage asthma in the easy way.

Tip one: bedroom environment should keep air fresh, be ventilated at fixed-time and keep room clean, for almost every asthmatic child has a strong reaction to dust, and keeping household dust to a minimum can effectively improve your child's asthma. Therefore, it's necessary for you to remove anything that can easily collect dust, such as carpet and soft toys.

In addition to these, room temperature maintains at 22 to 25 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity in the room should be maintained at 50% to 60%. Moist air inhaled by children suffering from asthma conduces to respiratory tract mucosa to play normal motor function. You can often sprinkle some water on the floor or mop the floor. In winter, you can put a damp cloth on the radiator or buy an air humidifier to increase the indoor humidity. Taking the best family health into consideration, it should keep a pet-free at home, and make your house smoke-free environment.

Tip two: pay attention to food choices. You should keep a diary what food is suitable for asthma, in case your child would get allergy, especially your child in asthma, you should supply nutritious, light and digestible food, such as lotus root starch, milk, custard, rice and so on. At general time, you should also have your child eat less greasy and sweet food, and avoid eating cold food. Fruits and vegetables will run a long way to keeping asthma at bay.

Tip three: exercise regularly. Regular exercise can help your child improve the immunity. It's an effectively way to prevent colds and coughs. Therefore, doing exercise can prevent asthma attack.

Besides the above, keeping an asthma diary about the days and times your child suffers wheezes or asthma attacks helps you find out what triggers his or her asthma. An asthma diary can help you work on the trigger factors controlled or reduced.


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