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A 39-year-old female asked:

Asthma medications. have had asthma since childhood which is normally controlled with exercise, but cannot maintain cardiovascular fitness during winter and have been experiencing symptoms. should i start a preventative medication again?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Likely: Daily use of an inhaled steroid at a low dose may meet your needs. Inhaling cold outside air is a trigger for some. Discuss this with your primary care doc & write up a care plan based on your level of symptoms. This would allow you to increase/decrease dosing based on any daily /weekly changes.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 37 years experience
Virtual consult : A review of your asthma action plan may be scheduled as an inbox consult. Albuterol is a quick acting bronchodilator. Avoid dust,mold, pet dander. Assess whether cold air triggers your symptoms.

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