It’s finally spring! The days are getting longer, flowers are starting to bloom, the weather is warming up and … oh, unfortunately asthma and allergy triggers are making their seasonal appearance.
- Superfine Aerosol Particles
- directly provides treatments to the affected area
- manually control the nebulization rate
- specifically designed for elders and kids
Pollen is perhaps the most obvious springtime asthma and allergy offender. Allergic reactions can cause symptoms in your nose, lungs, throat, sinuses, ears, lining of the stomach or on the skin. Allergies can alsotrigger symptoms of asthma, making it more difficult to breathe. And pollen isn’t the only spring allergy and asthma trigger. Air pollution and temperature changes can also make your symptoms worse.
Respiratory infections come in many forms. They can affect your throat, sinuses, lungs, or airways.
Doctors split them into two types: upper and lower respiratory infections.
- Upper respiratory infections affect your throat and sinuses. These include colds, sinus infections, and sore throats.
- Lower respiratory infections usually last longer and are more serious. These infections affect your airways and lungs. They include bronchitis and pneumonia.
Causes of Respiratory Infections
You may get repeated infections because of things in your environment and lifestyle like:
·Contact with other infected people (especially those who are coughing or sneezing)
·Pollen and other irritants
·Smoking and secondhand smoke
·Lack of sleep
But sometimes, frequent respiratory infections arise from more serious problem. They include:
Lung disease. People with asthma, cystic fibrosis (CF), or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to get respiratory infections. These infections can make the symptoms of these chronic conditions worse.
Asthma is one of the most common lung diseases. It affects about 334 million people all over the world. COPD is widespread as well, affecting more than 200 million people and became the third leading cause of death in the United States. CF is less frequent and affects about 70,000 people globally.
What is a Nebulizer?
A nebulizer turns liquid medicine into a very fine mist that a person can inhale through a face mask or mouthpiece.
Who needs a Nebulizer?
Doctors typically prescribe nebulizers to kids and adults with one of the following lung disorders:
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- cystic fibrosis
Tips for Managing Spring Allergies and Lung Disease
Since allergy season is predicted to peak within the next couple of weeks, the Lung Health Institute has put together five helpful tips to help individuals with COPD, and other forms of lung disease, avoid a flare-up.
Tip 1: Stay Inside
Make sure to stay indoors, leave shoes outside to avoid tracking pollen indoors and wash clothes after being outside.
Tip 2: Close Windows
We know the breeze feels nice, but don’t let allergens come inside! By keeping windows closed, pollen and other allergens can’t make their way into the home.
Tip 3: Change Filters & Vacuum
Change home air conditioning and car filters often. This will eliminate allergens that may be circulating, and create a controlled environment. Also, remember to vacuum and clean floors regularly to catch allergens.
Tip 4: Fix Leaks
Fix leaky pipes or areas that have water damage. Mold is prone to grow in moist environments and can have an extremely detrimental effect overall health including the lungs.
Tip 5: Avoid Other Triggers
Make sure to stay away from cigarette smoke, strong perfumes, cleaning agents with harsh chemicals, too dry and too humid air, pet dander and other known flare-up triggers.