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Can’t really enjoy the snow skiing season with respiratory problems?
Some articles pointed out that asthma symptoms can improve much more on the ski slopes due to the high altitudes and coldness and dryness of air.
How can we here to help?
- Prior to a skiing journey, make sure you use an inhaler to control your asthma. At the same time make sure you stretch enough, let’s say at least 20 minutes for the medical particles well reaches your respiratory system.
- Enough warming ups! Because the snow is powdery our body needs time to get used to the cold and powdery air. According to Allergy and Asthma Networks, 10-20 minutes at least!
- When you started, with slow paces and monitor your body all the time. If you started severe cough or breathe shortage, make sure you stop.
- Always wear a mask or scarf which can reduce dryness of your respiratory system and give your nose more time to produce moistures.
- Always bring a portable nebulizer in your bag in case you need them!
Always talk with your doctor about your asthma before heading to the slopes – especially if you’re a first-time or novice skier or you were recently diagnosed with asthma.
Also take along your Asthma Action Plan -- a written plan developed by your doctor or asthma specialist to help you or another family member, including teenagers and children, manage asthma and prevent asthma attacks. The plan is designed to tell you or other family members what to do when there are changes in the severity of asthma symptoms.
- Allergy and Asthma Network https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/news/skiing-believing-managing-asthma-the-slopes/
- Allergy Partners of NorthTaxes https://www.allergypartners.com/northtexas/shwoooosh-dont-let-asthma-keep-skiing/