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What are some triggers I should worry about if I have bad asthma and I need to fly regularly?
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Viruses, Dry Air
Dry cabin air can make the lining of your nose & throat more vulnerable to infection & your bronchial tubes more sensitive.
Hydrating with extra water may help. Viral infections are passed by contact. Wash hands with soap & water after visiting the lavatory. Consider cleaning armrests & tray tables with a disposable towelette. Fatigue increases asthma risk - get as much rest as possible.

In brief: Viruses, Dry Air
Dry cabin air can make the lining of your nose & throat more vulnerable to infection & your bronchial tubes more sensitive.
Hydrating with extra water may help. Viral infections are passed by contact. Wash hands with soap & water after visiting the lavatory. Consider cleaning armrests & tray tables with a disposable towelette. Fatigue increases asthma risk - get as much rest as possible.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Any allergen
Any allergen can be anywhere, if you have asthma travel with your inhalers and an epi pen if your allergies are bad enough.
Typical problems on planes include perfumes, foods, but not dust or pollen.

In brief: Any allergen
Any allergen can be anywhere, if you have asthma travel with your inhalers and an epi pen if your allergies are bad enough.
Typical problems on planes include perfumes, foods, but not dust or pollen.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
In brief: Triggers...
Possible triggers when flying include upper airway infections which are contagious and are common triggers for asthma exacerbations.
Avoid strong smells, like perfumes, as much as possible. Know what foods you are allergic to so these can be avoided. Happy traveling!

In brief: Triggers...
Possible triggers when flying include upper airway infections which are contagious and are common triggers for asthma exacerbations.
Avoid strong smells, like perfumes, as much as possible. Know what foods you are allergic to so these can be avoided. Happy traveling!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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