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  • Asthma is a lung condition that causes wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. It is triggered by irritants or some allergen, like - cold air, viruses, tobacco smoke, dust, pollen, moulds, and animal dander. Some people have coughing or wheezing only during exercise (called exercise-induced asthma).
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    Asthma is a lung condition that causes wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. It is triggered by irritants or some allergen, like - cold air, viruses, tobacco smoke, dust, pollen, moulds, and animal dander. Some people have coughing or wheezing only during exercise (called exercise-induced asthma).

  • Avoid smoke, especially cigarette smoke, vapours and chemical fumes.
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    Avoid smoke, especially cigarette smoke, vapours and chemical fumes.

  • Stay indoors during the humid season or the change of seasons especially when the pollen count is high.
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    Stay indoors during the humid season or the change of seasons especially when the pollen count is high.

  • Do not use fans in closed and dusty places.
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    Do not use fans in closed and dusty places.

  • Cover mattresses and pillows with plastic covers. Wash the bedding in hot water every week.
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    Cover mattresses and pillows with plastic covers. Wash the bedding in hot water every week.

  • Do not use a vaporizer or humidifier unless it is thoroughly cleaned.
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    Do not use a vaporizer or humidifier unless it is thoroughly cleaned.

  • Do not have close contact with pets. Pet owners should bathe their pet weekly.
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    Do not have close contact with pets. Pet owners should bathe their pet weekly.

  • The cleaning of the house or the surroundings should be done by wet mopping rather than sweeping, wherever possible. This avoids the generation of allergen aerosols which could act as a triggering factor.
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    The cleaning of the house or the surroundings should be done by wet mopping rather than sweeping, wherever possible. This avoids the generation of allergen aerosols which could act as a triggering factor.

  • The doctor should be contacted in case the medicines are not effective in keeping the breathing comfortable.
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    The doctor should be contacted in case the medicines are not effective in keeping the breathing comfortable.

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