Is Your Child Having Asthma Attacks When They Stay Elsewhere? How to Prepare

If you have a child that suffers from asthma and has terrible symptoms every time they are at your parents' house, babysitter's house, or another location where they spend the night, you want to make sure that the location is safe for your child's health. You don't want to worry that they will have an asthma attack every time that they stay the night elsewhere, and you don't want to keep them from staying the night somewhere they enjoy being. Here are a few of the things you'll want to consider for their overnight stays away from home.

Air-Purification Machine

Take a small air-purification machine to the house so that your child doesn't have to worry about pollutants in the air triggering their allergies, and it may be best to put it in the room where your child is going to rest. These machines will remove dust, moisture, pollen, and other things that could cause your child breathing problems during their stay.

Prescription Aerosols

Make sure that you have a prescription inhalation aerosol for your child to take if needed at the location, and make sure that the person who may take them out and about has one to keep on hand. You want to make sure your child can use it at any time during the night or any time while they are on the go and aren't in your care. You can contact companies like Aerospan RX for more information about prescription inhalation aerosols. 

Bedding and Upholstery Covers

Get hypoallergenic bedding and upholstery covers for the child to use while they are at the house. This means the pillows and mattresses will be covered, and your child won't have to breathe in the dust or bacteria that could be living in the pillows or the mattress. This also prevents dust and pollutants from soaking into the pillows or mattress.

You may want to talk with the owner of the home about making sure they vacuum and dust before your child comes over there, if you want to reduce the chances of their having an asthma attack. Sometimes the asthma triggers can be lingering in the ducts, carpeting, or in other areas, so you want to monitor your child to see if making these changes helps at all. Your child's health is your number-one priority so make sure that the person knows what to do if there is an emergency and your child's asthma attack is severe and can't be stopped with an inhaler.