Sounds like a lose-lose situation, right? Not at all! Breathe easier during the winter with these helpful tips.
Keep your home dry and cool.
Mold and dust mites thrive in warm, moist environments, so don’t make your home a comfortable place for them. Try running a fan in the bathroom while taking a shower, and fixing any broken windows or pipes to keep your home dry and cool.
Protect your bedding.
Cover your pillowcases, box spring and mattress with mite-proof covers to help keep dust mites at bay during the night.
Spend less time around pets.
Limit your pet’s access to the area where you sleep and sweep/vacuum more often to lessen pet dander triggers.
Cover your face.
Wear a scarf or face mask that protects your mouth and nose to help block cold outdoor air.
Practice cold/flu prevention.
Getting a cold or the flu can lead to an asthma flare up. Wash hands often with proper technique (using warm soap and water and rubbing vigorously 15-20 seconds), get a flu shot and avoid people that have a cold or the flu.