Asthma in Summer
For children and adults who suffer with asthma, summer can be both a blessing and a curse.
Asthma attacks are linked to an increase in pollen, heat, and rain followed by high temperatures that allow the growth of mold. Additionally, asthma in summer is caused by poorer air quality, which can affect the average person, but has more serious consequences for people suffering with chronic breathing ailments (asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, allergies). Spending more time outdoors in warm weather can help alleviate some symptoms.
- Changes in weather
- Grill smoke, campfire smoke, as well as cigarette smoke
- Chlorine can induce asthma-like symptoms in some people
- Smog and air pollution
Always be prepared for seasonal triggers and make sure not to avoid taking your prescribed medications. And, if necessary, never leave your home for long periods without an inhaler–many triggers are unavoidable.
Knowing what might cause a mild to severe asthma attack is the best protection and will ensure that sufferers will have a safe and enjoyable summer.
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References: Medicine.net, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Live Science, Hello Life, WebMD
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