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Asthma Action Plans and Air Purifiers


The onset of an asthma attack can be a scary experience for many asthmatics. They may experience a loss of breath, wheezing and coughing. While experiencing such frightening symptoms, it may be hard for an asthmatic to keep a clear head about how to solve the attack. In order to tame the situation and learn the cause of the attack, asthma action plans are decided and drafted by the sufferer before an attack is experienced. Asthmatic action plans are steps a sufferer can take when he or she is starting to experience asthmatic symptoms. The action plans often include running air purifiers in order to get toxins out of the indoor air.

Every asthmatic action plan is different and can include unique steps for each asthma sufferer but usually involves air purifiers. In general, an asthma action plan maps out the preventative steps to take when a person starts to feel asthmatic. The action plan usually consists of three zones, each based on the severity of the asthma sufferer's state. One zone of the action plan is when the person is showing no signs of any asthmatic symptoms. This zone is when the sufferer is able to sleep through the night and is not experiencing any coughing or wheezing. In this zone, the sufferer should take a look at his or her surroundings and see what is present. The materials in his or her environment at this point are not causing any attacks and are safe to have around. Whatever materials are not present may be what was causing the attacks and these materials may need to stay away from the sufferer in order for him or her to stay attack-free. If the sufferer is using air purifiers at night or during the day, he or she needs to stay on the same schedule in order to keep the asthma attacks away.

The next zone of the action plan is the zone where the sufferer is starting to experience some discomfort and definitely needs air purifiers in the environment. There may be a few asthmatic symptoms apparent such as some coughing or wheezing. The person may not be able to sleep through an entire night without being awakened by a cough or shortness of breath. At this point in the action plan, the sufferer should figure out what in his or her environment is triggering the asthma attack. Air purifiers may be the best tool for the sufferer to have against the contaminants in the indoor air he or she is breathing. The air purifiers would be able to eliminate many indoor contaminants that may be the cause of the symptoms. When air purifiers are implemented, the sufferer should hopefully experience a change from the second zone of the asthma action plan to the first zone.

The final and most severe zone of the action plan is a full-blown asthmatic attack. In this zone, the sufferer experiences frequent wheezing and coughing and is unable to catch his or her breath. At this point, the sufferer may need to seek medicine or medical treatment in order to get back on track. The sufferer should first be aware of his or her medical state and once the attack has passed, he or she should question the environment in which the attack occurred. After an asthma attack, one of the best things to do is look around at the surroundings where the attack occurred and try to pinpoint what might have caused it. Sometimes the attack may have occurred due to particles in the indoor air that cannot even be seen by the naked eye. These particles can include pollen or allergens, which circulate indoors. These particles can be filtered by the use of air purifiers. An air purifier has the ability to eliminate most particles and toxins from indoor air that may have been the culprit for an asthma attack.

There are many different types of asthma action plans. Each action plan addresses the best procedures to follow for each stage that an asthma sufferer goes through. One of the best ways to deal with possible asthmatic triggers is through air purifiers. Air purifiers are something a sufferer should consider on every step of the asthma action plan.

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