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Old 12-21-2011, 04:38 PM   #1
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Holidays and cleaning

I am finding it really hard to clean up for Christmas. I do not use alot of
cleaners with chemicals but just the exertion is hard on the breathing. I have 2 older kids but they get sick of having to help.
I find it just so stressful not being able to do things without suffering.
My asthma is better since starting xolair but I am finding cleaning hard.

Can anyone relate?

 
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:10 PM   #2
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Re: Holidays and cleaning

When my asthma is flaring I have a tough time too. The exertion makes a difference, as do cleaning chemicals and just stirring stuff as I clean. I'll wear a mask, but it only helps so much. I don't have a really good solution for you though.

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Re: Holidays and cleaning

I can definitely relate! I am allergic to dust so when I'm cleaning my allergies are always a problem. (which of course leads to my asthma becoming a problem)

I open the windows and take breaks when I have serious cleaning to do.

 
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Re: Holidays and cleaning

Try a puff of albuterol beforehand.

 
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Re: Holidays and cleaning

I try to keep the room I'm cleaning breathing by keeping windows and doors open. One or two uses of your standard relief inhaler may prevent you from getting all wheezy during the actual cleaning, especially if you're allergic to dust.
You could always try a face mask... My dad uses them when he's sawing so he doesn't inhale any of it. I tried it once when I was dusting behind my TV (it was like a sheet of grey...) and it worked wonders.

 
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