Natural Help for Allergies and Asthma

BY: - 16 Apr '13 | Lifestyle

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Does your child or a child that you know suffer from asthma or allergies? Asthma attacks are triggered by things such as exercise, temperature changes and also environmental irritants. While there are some things you can’t control, other things you can. As a healthcare professional and an asthma sufferer myself (along with my kids), I try to avoid certain triggers to keep bad days at bay. Here are a few ways to help you and your family stay healthy at home.

1. Natural air freshener

Because a lot of us like to spray our homes with popular air fresheners that contain multiple chemicals, this can be quite irritating. So try this alternative:
All you need is an empty spray bottle, one cup of water, 2 tablespoons of vodka, and about 20 drops of an essential oil. (These are generally small 15mL bottles of potent but natural fragrances found in health food stores)

2. Perfume

I LOVE designer fragrances and parfum. At times, I still spray a little when I’m not around the kids and I want to feel “fancy”. If you want to try something a little different, try natural perfumes. These types of fragrances are making their way into mainstream popularity now. A lot of them are free of phthalates (which have been scientifically proven to cause health problems) and made with natural grain alcohol. A plus is that natural and essential oils work with your own body chemistry to become YOUR signature scent.

3. Cleaning your home

More and more, I am beginning to use environmentally-friendly cleaning products. This is for several reasons. I want my kids safe when they do their chores and and its a lot less irritating. I have even made several of my own cleaning solutions, thanks to Pinterest. I like to call it The Homemade Miracle Cleaner. Why? Because it works on virtually all stains and a great surface cleaner. We all know that Kids = Stains. So, here’s the 2 ingredient recipe for the natural cleaner: To a spray bottle, add 1 part Dawn dishwashing liquid (original blue kind) to 2 parts hydrogen peroxide.

4. Freshening up your home

Some of you may actually use the popular brands of household odor eliminators, like Febreze on your clothes, rugs and upholstery. Well, here’s a more natural alternative for refreshing your home. In a spray bottle, simply add 1/8 cup of fabric softener, 2 tablespoons Baking Soda, hot tap water. Voila!

Asthma can be triggered and exacerbated by exposure to many environmental factors. The American Academy of Pediatrics states: “Avoiding environmental allergens and irritants is one of the primary goals of good asthma management”. While I make no claims that these suggestions will provide the same results or evoke similar excitement, these have proven helpful for me and my family and hopefully the same for you! Not only are we striving to live healthier, we are “being green” in the process. Every little bit counts! Here’s to healthy living and a breath of fresh air for you and your family!

What do you do in your home to keep allergies and asthma under control?

About the author

Sheree Adams wrote 117 articles on this blog.

Sheree is a wife and WAHM of three who passionately blogs about marriage, family, health tips and more as Smart & Sassy Mom. Sheree is committed to helping blended families and keeping marriages strong, healthy, fun and SPICY!

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    1. Sheree

      Thanks Dr. Renee. I am a fan of your work! It’s a great feeling to share knowledge and help others. Thanks for your comment!

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  1. Angela

    Cut out processed foods, wheat products, dairy products. You’ll see a remarkable difference in the quality of your life.

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    1. Sheree

      Yes Angela! I totally agree. My poor kids were struggling at first. Now they are used to it. Eat whole foods. Big difference!

      Reply
  2. D. Michele

    My son has asthma and I avoid stuffed animals and rugs. I also use all natural cleaners and clean often. I allow fresh air (the average household builds up ALOT of toxins in a week alone) by opening windows (even in the winter). I also filled my house with plants that aid in purifying the home and are great for boosting oxygen and grabbing all the unwanted CO2. Here’s a list of a few:
    1. Areca palm
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    3. Dwarf date palm
    4. Boston fern
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    6. English ivy
    7. Australian sword fern
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    10. Weeping fig
    Keep tea tree oil around to get rid of any signs of mold in the home. Last, apple cider vinegar helps with asthma. Take a teaspoon in water twice a day. When my son is having an episode, I let him sip on some ACV water and also give him a cayenne pepper mix. All natural ways to help control asthma symptoms. Hope that helps : )

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  3. Sheree

    Awesome!!! I love it. I’m taking notes too. Never thought about therapeutic houseplants. Thanks sooo much D. Michele!

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  4. Ayanna

    Awesome article Sheree! My triplets have severe allergies and asthma so finding products to use in my home are a challenge. Thanks for the tips!

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