Summer is here! People with asthma should always be prepared for asthma triggers as the weather continues to get hotter.
You may experience triggers like coughing and shortness of breath due to the hot weather. Here are some tips for surviving summer asthma flare ups.
Tip 1: Exercise smart.
People with asthma may be more sensitive to extreme temperatures and the pollution that comes with it. That is why it is important to avoid outdoor exercising if air pollution is high. If you are going to work out, try to plan outdoor activities for early morning and late evening.
Tip 2: Check air quality
Always check the air quality before going outside. You can reduce the impact of your asthma triggers by being prepared and knowing your limits.
Sign up for air quality alerts by visiting airnow.gov.
Tip 3: Traveling Smart.
It is always best to plan ahead when you have asthma, especially before you take a trip. Whether you are traveling by airplane, train, or car it is always best to keep your asthma medications on hand at all times. Consider purchasing a portable nebulizer, which allows you to do treatments while traveling.
Tip 4: Talk to your Doctor.
If you are experiencing asthma symptoms and you cannot get your symptoms under control, it may be time to see your healthcare provider. Make sure to keep your asthma action plan up to date.
Tip 5: Exposure to Bad Environments
Change clothes and shower after outside work to remove allergens that could trigger an asthma attack. It is always best to be aware of what can be harmful to you and your asthma and take the proper steps to prevent yourself from having an attack.