…..is an integral part of managing their asthma. A list of common asthma triggers can be found below. This list highlights the most common triggers, and many others are not included. REMEMBER a trigger is unique to an individual. This list can be found at Health Navigator New Zealand where there is lots more information about asthma and its triggers. Click on their links and learn more.
- house dust mite
- infections of the airways, such as colds and flu
- pollen or mould
- cigarette smoke
- weather, such as a change in temperature, cold weather or humid weather
- stress and high emotion
- chemicals that irritate the airways, such as sprays, perfumes, cleaning fluids
- some medications (read more about medications that may trigger asthma)
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Tomorrow we will look at identifying an Asthma attack and the actions to take….
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Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.
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