Do’s And Dont’s For Respiratory Problems This Winter!


Winter months are known to trigger respiratory symptoms. By following some important tips you can ensure that you or anyone in your family who is suffering from any respiratory condition can enjoy safe and happy winters.


Here are some essential Do’s and Don’ts to keep in mind:

-During cold, winter months, always be sure that you have your rescue medications all the time.

-Keep rescue inhalers close by and in a warm place.

-Keep taking your regular controller medicines as prescribed by your doctor.

-If you know that cold air triggers your asthma, take one or two puffs of your reliever inhaler before going outside.

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-When exercising in cold air, wear a scarf or facemask over the nose and mouth to warm and humidify the air you are breathing.

-If you are planning to go to snowy areas, avoid winter sports, such as skiing, snowboarding, or ice skating, especially if your asthma life is not properly controlled.

-Stop exercising outdoors during cold, winter months.

-You can help prevent colds by washing your hands regularly.

-Use tissues to wipe your nose, and then discard them.

-Avoid smoke from tobacco, fireplaces and wood stoves as this can trigger asthma symptoms.

-To reduce indoor allergens like mold and dust mites, use a HEPA-filtered vacuum on furniture and drapes as well as floors, dust with a damp cloth.

-Keep minimum contact with pets like dog and cat allergies. Keep pets out of the bedroom if you are allergic.

-Get vaccinated against flu.

-Try to eat a balanced diet. Good nutrition is important to help the body resist infection. Eat foods from all the food groups.

-Drink plenty of fluids – at least 6 to 8 eight-ounce glasses per day (unless your doctor gives you other guidelines). Water, juices and sports drinks are best.

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