What are some asthma myths and misunderstandings?

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What are some asthma myths and misunderstandings?
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@Hidden username wind and cold. I do not think that is a misunderstanding of asthma, but the truth.

Cold and wind makes breathing difficult. Do you think the wind is because wind seems cold to our body?

What are some asthma myths and misunderstandings?
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It's very true, but I know that some people that are not asthmatic, think it's an exaggeration about the winds.  I wear  a facemask but I still get sick.

What are some asthma myths and misunderstandings?
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the type that are used in hospitals.  

What are some asthma myths and misunderstandings?
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@Hidden username I feel better with exercise too and I do it as much as a I can within my own body's limitations.

What are some asthma myths and misunderstandings?
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I have a cloth mask I use when it really cold out. You can order some online.

What are some asthma myths and misunderstandings?
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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.

What are some asthma myths and misunderstandings?
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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.

What are some asthma myths and misunderstandings?
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@Hidden username I do that to, any more it’s a reflex 

What are some asthma myths and misunderstandings?
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Hey everyone.  Glad to see so much participation and support between everyone. If you are wishing to discuss tips and tricks on how to breathe easier in the wind and cold and how this weather affects your asthma, we have created a discussion dedicated to this topic: https://member.carenity.us/forum/living-with-asthma/share-tips-and-tricks-to-help-you-breathe-better-in-the-cold-and-windy-weather-1011 

Otherwise, I encourage you in this discussion to continue to comment on the topic of sharing myths and misunderstandings of asthma.

What are some asthma myths and misunderstandings?
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@Hidden username I agree... I think it is a very common thought from some people that people with asthma exaggerate when breathing becomes difficult. I know I experienced this a lot when I was young with my healthy cousins.