Managing asthma in cold weather

Practical tips for managing asthma in cold weather:

  • Carry your reliever inhaler with you at all times and, if you have one, keep taking your regular preventer inhaler as prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you need to use your inhaler more often than usual, or use more puffs, speak to your doctor about reviewing your medication.
  • Keep warm and dry - wear gloves, a scarf and a hat, and carry an umbrella.
  • If sudden changes in temperature - like stepping from a warm house onto a cold street - trigger your symptoms, try wrapping a scarf loosely over your nose and mouth before you go out. This will help to warm up the air before you breathe it in.
  • Try breathing in through your nose instead of your mouth, as your nose is designed to warm the air as you breathe it in.

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