10 doctors weighed in:
Does cold air give asthma?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Cold air does not cause asthma but if you have asthma cold air could be a trigger for symptoms/exacerbation.

In brief: Depends
Cold air does not cause asthma but if you have asthma cold air could be a trigger for symptoms/exacerbation.
Dr. Gary Kohn
Dr. Gary Kohn
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree
In brief: It can
Cold air can trigger asthma if you have underlying asthma.
Cold air can also trigger spasm of the bronchial tubes even if you do not have asthma.

In brief: It can
Cold air can trigger asthma if you have underlying asthma.
Cold air can also trigger spasm of the bronchial tubes even if you do not have asthma.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Justin Fuehrer
Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
But cold air can trigger an asthma attack if a person already has asthma.
And asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition which leads to 5, 000 deaths and 500, 000 hospitalizations per year. If you are unsure, get to an allergy/asthma specialist for testing. There are many triggers for asthma....Cold air is one of them.

In brief: No
But cold air can trigger an asthma attack if a person already has asthma.
And asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition which leads to 5, 000 deaths and 500, 000 hospitalizations per year. If you are unsure, get to an allergy/asthma specialist for testing. There are many triggers for asthma....Cold air is one of them.
Justin Fuehrer
Justin Fuehrer
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