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A 48-year-old member asked:

I was just wondering why does cold weather trigger my asthma attacks?

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Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Cold air can: Cold air is dryer and this may tigger bronchospasm of the airways. Also running on hot days can cause this as well since the air will be heated and humidified via nasal passages. Cold air is a direct irritant to the airways. Use a scarf and this may help. Also maintain good inhaler(controllers) use. Try an act score to determine how well your asthma is controlled. You can find on the web.
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Possible: Asthma can be triggered by environmental allergens such as pet dander and insects like roaches. Best to avoid known triggers. Triggers can be different in different people.
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I was just wondering how can I reduce my 17mo's asthma attacks?

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Asthma: It looks like your child's asthma is not controlled. Asthma is a inflammation disease of the airway. Many things can cause it including allergies. Once it occurs frequently, we call it persistent asthma. Persistent asthma needs to be on an asthma controller every day even if the patient does well to prevent future attacks. Both allergist and pulmonologist are well trained in taking care of asthma.
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