There are plenty of measures you can take to reduce your exposure to allergens and irritants indoors. You can undertake a thorough cleaning regime and purify your air, for example. However, it can be a lot more difficult to breathe clean air when ‘out and about’!
Outside, potential asthma triggers are commonplace. By protecting your nose and mouth with a mask, you will be able to reduce the amount of irritating particles reaching your airways. This should help to reduce the likelihood of your asthma symptoms flaring up.
Many people prefer not to wear a mask however sometimes it can really help. Our range of asthma masks cover particle, chemical, cold weather and pollen related triggers – check the product description to make sure your chosen mask fits your requirements.
There are a variety of asthma triggers to which a mask can help reduce your exposure. These include allergens like mould spores, pollen and pet dander. You will need to make sure that your mask has efficient filtration power to deal with your individual trigger allergens – more information is available on each product.
Some of our asthma masks contain filters to actually help prevent a significant proportion of the allergens from being inhaled. Others, like the Cold Weather Mask, do not contain filters but help to reduce the amount of cold air reaching your lungs, which itself can be a trigger.
Other factors such as smoke, chemicals in household products and strong perfumes can also trigger asthma symptoms, such as wheezing. You can select your mask by what it filters using our navigation. Some of our masks are disposable and others require replacement filters after a certain amount of usage.
This selection includes masks with a variety of different filter media, from electrostatic to carbon. Be sure to check the description carefully to ensure the mask meets your requirements, and that it will remove the particles you want it to.
We’ve recommended these masks for this particular condition, based on years of experience and feedback from our customers. However, as sensitivities are so individual, we cannot guarantee that all products will suit all customers.