Asthma Home Remedies: Keeping The Mold Under Control
It doesn’t matter how often or well we clean our homes, there will always be some trace of mold. The unfortunate thing is that mold can trigger asthma. Mold itself is unsightly but the real problem is the spores. These can grow on the mold and get released into the air. If an asthma sufferer breathes these in it can be potentially hazardous.
The best thing to do is to keep the mold under control. Keeping your windows closed can keep the spores from entering your house. Even if your windows have screen the spores can still get in. Even if you love that fresh air, it doesn’t do any good if you can’t breathe.
An asthma sufferer should avoid rooms such as attics and basements. These places tend to be very dusty. They are also usually quite damp which can increase the mold growth. The ventilation in these rooms is usually much poorer than in the rest of the house which makes the problem worse.
Bathrooms are prime areas for mold growth due to the extra moisture. Put a face mask on and give it a good clean. Check especially behind appliances and in cabinets. These are places we tend to forget. Mold likes to grow here as well because the moisture builds up and the ventilation is poor.
Closets are another popular mold hideaway. Old shoes and boots that haven’t been worn in a while are big attractors. Again, get a face mask and have a look. Give those items a good clean that have attracted mold. Even better, if your not going to wear them again, throw them out.
If you have an air conditioner or dehumidifier in your home, it needs to be frequently checked. These attract mold on a large scale. It might be best to have a family member or a friend do this for you. There could be a large amount of mold and spores that have built up if you haven’t checked in a while.
Finally, if you have houseplants, do a frequent mold check. This will keep you healthy as well as your plants.
Asthma sufferers can reduce their chances of attack greatly by simply keeping the mold in their homes under control. While it is impossible to eradicate it completely, the level can be significantly reduced. This will translate into fewer asthma attacks and better health.