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Must Have Things In Bag In You Have Asthma

You can control your asthma by taking medicines on a regular basis and by avoiding things that can trigger an attack. If you have asthma, you must always carry a bag of essentials with you. But, before we dwell into the must haves, let us understand certain facts about asthma.

  • Allergies and asthma are closely linked, about 70% people who have asthma also have allergies. Being exposed to things you are allergic to may lead to coughing and wheezing. If you are able to control your allergies through avoidance and medication, then your asthma can also be controlled.
  • Being exposed to secondhand smoke and air pollution during childhood or mother’s pregnancy can be risky for the child and may increase the chances of the child developing asthma.
  • Just like every individual is different, their asthma is different and unique too. Nowadays, severe cases of asthma are being treated by new bronchial treatments and biological medications.

Now that we have understood some basic facts about asthma, it is important to know the must haves and essentials that an asthma patient needs.

BRONCHODILATOR INHALER

Also known as the rescue inhaler. This is the most important and basic item that an asthmatic patient must carry. You must never leave your home without it. Also, you must buy a new one at least once a year to make sure the medicine does not lose its effectiveness.

PRESCRIBED MEDICINE

It is important to always carry prescribed medicines in your bag to help you with your breathing while travelling.

MASK

It is recommended to get a mask if you commute every day. It can be bought in medical stores or departmental store.

ACTION PLAN

It is important that you know what to do when you have an asthma attack. So, devise a plan with your doctor’s help and list out the actions that need to be followed when you have an asthma attack. List out different remedies for different situations. Make sure to design the action plan in a readable and understandable manner so that the second person is able to comprehend it and help you in an emergency situation.

Apart from these must haves in your bag, there are certain must haves in your life that you need if you have asthma, they are as follows:

Asthma safe job
  • A home that is non-allergic.
  • Supportive family and friends.
Consult your doctor with any concerns or queries you have regarding asthma.