Wednesday 20 September 2017

Cold weather can trigger asthma

Open-fires can worsen conditions for people with asthma, according to reports
Open-fires can worsen conditions for people with asthma, according to reports

Cold weather is a major trigger for asthma symptoms. Hospital admissions for asthma traditionally peak during periods of particularly cold weather. This can be due to breathing cold air into the lungs, which can in turn trigger asthma, as well as picking up colds and flu.

Colds and flu viruses are common asthma triggers. If your child is suffering from a cold or flu always give them their medication as prescribed and ensure they wash their hands to stop the spread of colds and viruses.

Keep taking your regular preventer medicines as prescribed by your doctor.

If you know that cold air triggers your asthma, take one or two puffs of your reliever inhaler before going outside. The Asthma Society Adviceline is 1850 44 54 64. You can also download the Asthma Coach App for iPhone.

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