Asthma Disease and Allergen Protection Methods

in Children Asthma is a common chronic disease among children and young adults. Although it is a generally treatable disease, it can lead to limitations in daily activities, absenteeism from school, and sleep disturbances.

Some of the symptoms

Prolonged cough and shortness of breath,

especially during seasonal changes night cough

A cough that starts with exercise

hearing a wheezing sound in the chest nasal congestion runny nose and sneezing

Factors triggering these symptoms Allergens (house dust, dust mites, pollen, mold, and pet dander) upper respiratory tract diseases Squeeze cigarette smoke perfume Air pollution Cold weather Aspirin and extreme exercise When sensitive people encounter these stimuli: There is contraction in the muscles surrounding the airways and swelling in the membrane surrounding the airways. A sticky secretion called mucus is secreted from the walls of the airways and causes congestion in some places. As a result, the air in the lungs is forced out, and the whistle makes a whistling sound. This situation is called an asthma attack. Asthma in children is often allergic. The most common allergen is the house dust mite. The most common places where mites are found in the home are bedding, pillows, carpets, sofas, and stuffed toys. The allergenic parts of the mites that feed on human skin rashes are their waste. It is of great importance to take environmental measures to protect against mites in every house.

Some of the Methods of Protection from Allergens at Home

  • In the child's room, the mattress, pillow, and duvet must be synthetic.

  • Blankets should not be used.

  • All mattress covers should be washed at a minimum of 60 degrees.

  • There should be no carpet on the floor.

  • Dust should not be lifted into the air while cleaning.

  • Do not keep too many items that can hold dust in the room.

  • Pets should not be kept at home.

  • Humidity should be kept between 25-50%.


Kitchen and bathroom

  • It should be ventilated frequently.
  • It should be cleaned with detergent.
  • Carpets should not be kept in damp places.
  • Cockroaches and mice must be destroyed.
  • Under the sink and the back of the toilet should be kept dry.