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Where to get the stuff for lifestyle changes… by Jyothsna

ALLERGY SKIN TESTING

Skin testing is considers gold standard

BLOOD TESTING FOR ALLERGIES

Blood tests are easy and cover much more than skin tests although they are considered inferior to skin tests

Experience tells me they work

FLU SHOTS

Ask your doctor.

My family has been taking them annually for years and i think our sick time has been reduced

We get our shots from Ashoka Hospital, Malad East

They’re not too expensive and your reduced on cough, cold, fever and worse will easily make up for the cost.

Sanofi has started marketing in India although we have been taking ones manufactured in Europe.

PIGEONS….DEADLY DROPPINGS

Those bird’s droppings are a major contributes to asthma

Cover your A/Cs with grills so they can’t access them

Install pigeon nets for your windows

A/C FILTERS

Be considerate to your neighbours and don’t feed these birds.

I may still call a Fire engine to save an entrapped pigeon but I wouldn’t provide food and water to increase their brood.

SUN DRIED MATRESSES

If you have an open space or terrace put your matresses out in the sun in summer

Unfortunately I don’t have the space.

DUST MITE MATRESS AND PILLOW PROTECTORS

Bought mine from Trance at Amazon

They lock most of the mites as they enclose the bed with their zippers

A cheap substitute is plastic sheets. I use both.

HEPA VACCUM CLEANER-which kills UV rays

I bought mine from Eureka Forbes. It kills the mites in furnishings with its UV rays

HEATED WASHING MACHINES to kill dust mites

It has to heat above 60 degrees or 135 F

Available from Bosch and Siemens

Check for other cheaper manufacturers

POLLUTION MASKS

Plenty of options from 3M

AIR PURIFIER

I have Phillips. Check for one adequate for your room size

Dyson has one that sucks in carbon monoxide as well

DEHUMIDIFIER

I don’t have one but there are some on Amazon

RESPIROMETER for increasing lung capacity

It’s cheap

It’s fun

Especially if you buy two and compete with your child

For excercise to improve lung capacity

MOULDS in WARDROBES

If wooden get them painted/varnished again

Air them when the weather is dry..keep the doors open

Use napthalene balls and cloves

You can also but dehumidifying gels on Amazon

For sleep disorders

Cut out the noise…..change to soundproof UPVC windows ( they do not completely cut down the sound but we found them effective nonetheless)

We found Fenesta expensive so we went in for Arccon Buildtech Pvt Ltd)

Beware of local contractors who tend to promise you the moon but don’t deliver

AIR your room…. open the windows when the weather is dry….. unless of course there is some other pollutants hovering outside😜

For a traditional spicy ( kadha/ kasai) drink

Too tired/sick/lazy to make:

Dabur Hot Sip

Just add to hot water and drink

By Jyothsna DSouza

I’m at home
With my children
With plenty of time
To read, teach, and muse

I believe if you have
The capacity
To do good
And others
They confirm
It is good
If it’s important
For many,
Not one
One must persist
To the end,
Till all one’s
Resources
Are exhausted

Man lives on hope

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