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Posted on 5/21/19 3:02 AM
There has been recently much discussion between members on how the cold and windy weather affects their asthma, as well as sharing different tips and tricks on how to breathe easier during this weather, which often makes breathing more difficult for those with asthma. However, these discussions were occuring in discussions inside other topics, so members browsing would have a hard time finding these discussions. Therefore, to make it easier, we have created a discussion dedicated to this topic.
Discuss how the wind and cold affects your asthma.
Share your tips and tricks for how to breathe easier in the cold and windy weather, as well as share your experiences.
Beginning of the discussion - 5/21/19Share tips and tricks to help you breathe better in the cold and windy weather and how this weather affects your asthma https://www.carenity.us/forum/asthma/living-with-asthma/share-tips-and-tricks-to-help-you-breathe-better-in-the-cold-and-windy-weather-1011
Posted on 5/21/19 3:06 AM
I am copying tips and tricks that members have shared in other discussion topics. Please also share your own tips and tricks and experiences.
@Hidden username says "Weather plays a big role for me, especially wind. I usually stay indoors on windy days." " I wear a facemask but I still get sick."
@Hidden username says "I have a cloth mask I use when it really cold out. You can order some online."
@Hidden username says "I live in the desert and find that when its cold I have a harder time breathing. I feel like my lungs just don't want to breathe it in. I use my shirt to cover my nose and mouth, but a scarf sounds like a better solution."
Posted on 5/21/19 3:07 AM
@Hidden username says "Germ masks and Dust masks work. Your sleeve of your coat can work too. ...A blue germ or a simple light dust mask (sold over the counter, some times found in the hardware departments) can also be a big help keeping the cold out of delicate lungs. I’ve used them since I was little. They are also great in high pollen times. ...Another great trick I do when I don’t have a scarf or mask is use the sleeve of my coat. All I do is pull my sleeve down on my jacket, pulling my hand up into the sleeve about four or so inches and use the open cuff as a make-shift mask, covering my nose and mouth. Just breathe in and out through the whole sleeve. It helps warm the lungs back up quickly. This trick can be a lifesaver if your ever caught outside in the cold too long unexpectedly."
Posted on 6/21/19 3:39 AM
Thanks! Masks are helpful during rough weather but when i forget mine at home a coat sleeve will have to do. @Hidden username thanks JessicaJeri
Posted on 7/21/19 4:10 AM
cold weather is gone now but that windy weather still gets me sometimes! that and pollen i feel dunno what's worse pollen or gold weather.... masks are a must for both though! i think it helps
Posted on 8/4/19 2:36 AM
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