Learn how keeping it clean (the air) can help make living with asthma almost completely painless. <p> When you re talking about living with asthma and talking about keeping it clean all in the same breath, you re talking about the air. Keeping the air clean inside the home is one of the most important steps in making living with asthma much easier, and much more painless. Follow the directions set forth by doctors and pharmacists, and you ll be well on your way to living with asthma, instead of living with asthma problems. Smoking, pollen, and animal dander may aggravate asthma. If you re living with asthma, don t allow smoking in your home and don t smoke yourself. Avoiding things that might irritate your condition help make living with asthma a breeze, instead of a tight squeeze. Pollution from car and industry emission in built up areas, air pollution when air quality is low asthma attacks go up. Cockroaches can also be a big trigger and you should clean any areas where food and drink has been prepared to make sure they don t pay a visit. Pets can trigger asthma and it is better if you do not have any pets if you are a sufferer, but if you do have pets take as many precautions as you can, keep the pet outside if possible and never let pets in the bedroom. No symptoms, you are able to stretch yourself to the limits of your abilities, participate in normal, everyday activities, and even exert yourself to perform at your peak physical limits for decent periods of time. School or work isn t, at this point, posing a problem and your sleep is uninterrupted through the night. P with what they think is minor problems, telling themselves it s just a cold or touch of flu etc, They do not tell them that their asthma is getting worse or that the wheezing will not stop. Because of this they suffer severe attacks purely because they did not get the medical help that they did not think they needed. So if your child has a cold remember it can set his or her asthma off. Medication Medication is usually two inhalers one for every day use the other for emergency relief. Your doctor make get you to do a peak flow reading for a while to try and determine what causes the attacks and when attacks are likely.