Cincinnati, Ohio
5053 Glenway Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 471-7575

5 Tips to Control Your Asthma This Spring June 4, 2019

Cincinnati, Hamilton
5 Tips to Control Your Asthma This Spring, Cincinnati, Ohio

When you're living with asthma, spring can be a daunting time of year. Pollen in the air and other triggers can lead to more frequent asthma attacks. Thankfully, there are ways to get ahead of your asthma, from simple changes in your routine to visiting your local pharmacy.

How You & Your Pharmacy Can Minimize Spring Asthma

1. Know Your Triggers

Some people are sensitive to cold air, while others are most likely to have a bout of asthma during exercise. Springtime means more allergens, like pollen, which can trigger attacks, so take note of the areas, times of day, and weather conditions that produce the most pollen.

2. Reduce Your Exposure

In addition to avoiding pollen-rich areas or wearing a mask when you go out, you can limit your contact with allergens by leaving them at the door. When you get home, wash your hair and change your clothes. This will help ensure you aren't breathing pollen all evening.

3. Reduce Stress

pharmacyStress is a common asthma trigger and can make attacks worse once they begin. Take time during your day to rest and practice relaxing your body and mind through stretching, meditation, and calm activities, like reading.

4. Have a Plan

Visit your pharmacy to ensure you have cartridges for your inhaler. Also, have a plan for getting away from your asthma trigger, if possible, and take note of areas at work or school where you can rest and recover.

5. Keep Your Inhaler Handy

Your inhaler is small, and it's easy to forget it at home. To make sure you always have it with you, keep it in your bag or purse, and make a specific habit of checking for it before you leave the house. Post a sticky note at the door if it helps you remember. You might also consider keeping a spare in your car for emergencies since this is such a vital piece of medical equipment.

 

If you're looking for a convenient local pharmacy in Cincinnati, OH, choose Bernens Medical & Pharmacy. Serving Hamilton County since 1963, their dedicated staff and wide selection of health care supplies make them one of the area's most trusted providers. For questions about your prescription or to schedule a consultation, call (513) 471-7575 or reach out online.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Bernens Medical & Pharmacy
5 Points to Know About Hand Sanitizer, Cincinnati, Ohio
Personal hygiene helps keep bacteria and viruses from spreading. Proper germ prevention has long relied upon washing your hands with soap and warm water, but hand sanitizer has&...read more
What 9 Essential Medical Supplies Do You Need to Take on a Hike?, Cincinnati, Ohio
Hiking is a healthy pastime—it’s relaxing, good exercise, and helps you spend a little more time outdoors. But you need to be careful whenever you venture out into the wilderness. Be...read more
The Top 4 Steps of Wound Care, Cincinnati, Ohio
Whether you have kids or like to work in the kitchen, cuts and scrapes happen. Enacting proper wound care as soon as the injury occurs will prevent infection, reduce scarring, encour...read more
Why Choose a Local Pharmacy?, Cincinnati, Ohio
These days, you have plenty of options when you need to visit the pharmacy, including big box stores, grocery locations, and national chains. And although using one of those pharmaci...read more
4 Benefits of Getting a Flu Vaccination, Cincinnati, Ohio
Last year’s flu season was particularly bad, with an estimated 900,000 people hospitalized to get treatment for complications. These numbers highlight the importance of getting ...read more