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Is 65 degrees inside the house too cold for a 6 year old child with asthma?

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Dr. Martin Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not

If you and your child are appropriately dressed and not too cold at 65 degrees then there is no problem. Cold air doesn't predispose to "colds" and cold air induced asthma usually requires lower temperatures.

In brief: Probably not

If you and your child are appropriately dressed and not too cold at 65 degrees then there is no problem. Cold air doesn't predispose to "colds" and cold air induced asthma usually requires lower temperatures.
Dr. Martin Ostro
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Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cool house & asthma

Cold air can sometimes trigger asthma attacks, but this is usually related to a quick change in environment.
Heat that is too high can irritate an asthmatic's lungs, as can air that is too dry. A steady cool and not too dry temperature should be fine, but it is always best to take your cues from the child!

In brief: Cool house & asthma

Cold air can sometimes trigger asthma attacks, but this is usually related to a quick change in environment.
Heat that is too high can irritate an asthmatic's lungs, as can air that is too dry. A steady cool and not too dry temperature should be fine, but it is always best to take your cues from the child!
Dr. Theresa Willett
Dr. Theresa Willett
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