How to Prevent Asthma Attacks During the Spring & Summer
Why are allergies that cause asthma worse during the summer?
Most think of allergies being bad during the fall and spring months. But with random storms and high temperatures during the summer, outdoor molds tend to form. And since summer months bring out more people to be active outdoors that makes those who suffer from asthma more susceptible to asthma problems during the summer.
What is the most common trigger for asthma sufferers during the summer?
There are a variety of infections that can cause asthma problems for adults and children during the summer but the most common one is the just the common cold virus. What are other possible triggers for asthma sufferers? Triggers include cigarette smoke, strong smells, extreme weather conditions (hot or cold) and strenuous activity.
How can you lower the risk of your child having an asthma attack during the summer months?
It's important to not only be knowledgable about possible triggers, but also let your child know what to look out for. If they will be going to a summer camp, or participating in sport camps during the summer it’s important to let your child know what to look out for. Because strenuous exercise can be a trigger, its important to let your child know if they feel a trigger, to take a break from that activity. Also important to let coaches, staff and anyone else watching your kids over the summer of your child's asthma and possible triggers.
What can you do to help allergies that trigger asthma?
It could be helpful to see your doctor and do an allergy test. This will allow you to pinpoint exactly what is triggering your asthma, and allowing you to avoid it at all possible. Regular visits to the chiropractor may also help with allergies, especially those that are severe. Correcting subluxations within the body can help the body to fight off the triggers of allergic reactions, and keep the body healthy.
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