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What are the benefits of sauna steam rooms for asthma

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
For some: Hot moist air can trigger asthma attacks, consult with your doctor who manages your asthma, they know you better.

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Likely OK: If you don't have active asthma, you'll likely be fine. But be aware, you can never tell what may set off "asthmatic" lungs. It's possible that the "... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gavin Graff
undefined 30 years experience
?: Who said steam is good for asthma? Depending on severity you need bronchodilators and or antiinflammatory agents.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Slowly: I applaud your desire to begin a regular exercise program. You should start slowly--alternating light jogging with walking--and increasing the speed/a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 28 years experience
OTC Asthma Medicine: None that is really effective that I am aware of. A form of Epinephrine nebulizer a rescue inhaler, is available. It comes with its own nebulizer. Com... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 45 years experience
Dust mite Covers: Any thick fiber close to your body, organic or not, has the potential to provide a home for dust mites. Only microweave synthetic fabric covers have b... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Mixed: The main benefits are that they are strong antiinflammatories and can decrease the risk of asthma exacerbations substantially. In high doses they can... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Asthma: Humidity can worsen asthma. And every patient is different. If it makes your asthma worse, then don't do it. You might need to be tested to determine ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Humidity: Humidifiers can be helpful for allergic rhinitis....The nasal issues. Humidity can also worsen symptoms of asthma. If you have worsening of your asthm... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Yes, if just asthma : If she just has asthma and no fever or any symptoms of a viral or bacterial infection it is then ok.