Does your asthma flare up when you are outside in the cold winter air? Have you wondered why?
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology published an articles on asthma and winter sports as well as an Ask The Expert on cold weather and asthma in general.
The cold dry air outside is able to get to lower airways and lungs without passing through the nose when you are outside running around or playing sports. This could be a trigger to your asthma symptoms.
Make sure you and your family are following any asthma action plans you've been given. Children shouldn't be limited in playing if they have asthma, but they should be taking their medications as prescribed.
If you haven't had an asthma evaluation, contact the Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center today at 414.529.8500. Visit our patient resources page for a refresher on inhaler use.