Dust, smoke and cold air are the biggest triggers of asthma, a respiratory condition in which the airways suddenly contract and become inflamed. Given our highly polluted environment, many people, especially children, are prone to asthma.
The condition must be carefully managed, especially in winter, when cold air adds to the dust and smoke we breathe already.
General dos and don’ts for asthma
*Use a wet duster to clean your home. Dry dusting causes small dust particles to fly and remain suspended in the air for a long time.
*Ideally, use a vacuum cleaner for your floors. Like the dry duster, the broom lets dust particles fly. If you don’t have a vacuum cleaner, use a wet mop.
*Wash your curtains frequently, as they tend to gather dust and pollen.
From HT Brunch, November 9
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