Reduce triggers.
Follow your Asthma Action Plan.
Take your preventer medications everyday if prescribed. 

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What is mould?

Mould is a type of fungus that grows in damp places. It looks like patches of black, white or green on walls and ceilings, and you may notice a damp smell. It is more likely to found in poorly ventilated homes with condensation and leaks. 

Mould produces spores which can be breathed in and trigger asthma symptoms. Furthermore, damp and mould can worsen your risk to have asthma exacerbations from other triggers too such as colds, flu, infections. House which are damp and humid have increased problems with dust mites too.

What to do?

Keep your home well ventilated and avoid drying clothes indoors. Use extractor fans and keep your home warm. Deal with the damp. If it triggers your asthma too, ask for help from a builder or specialist. If you are renting privately, speak with your landlord immediately and review the information provided by Shelter UK by clicking here.