Topic of the discussion
Posted on 25/06/2020 00:00
How are you today? Now that summer is here, I thought I'd open a discussion for us to talk about asthma in this sunny season!
Do you find that your asthma is worse in the summer months? Does the summer heat, allergens, air polution or humidity aggravate your asthma? What do you do to cope? Do you have any tips for preventing asthma attacks in the summer? Feel free to share here!
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Beginning of the discussion - 25/06/2020Asthma in the summer: How do you manage it? https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/asthma/living-with-asthma/asthma-in-the-summer-how-do-you-manage-it-3515
Posted on 25/06/2020 14:41
@Courtney_J I do have trouble in the summer months, I find the hot summer air very oppressive, most especially when there's humidity in the air. And I think the hot air makes the pollution worse, so that doesn't help. I try to keep an eye on the pollen forecasts in summer so I know if I should try to stay inside, and I always make sure to have my reliever inhaler with me in case. I don't know what we're going to do this summer, the combination of masks + summer heat will be impossible for me.
Posted on 27/06/2020 10:15
I struggle massively in the summer most of asthma attacks happen in summer, unless it’s chest infection/pneumonia related. I’m now on strong prescription only antihistamines which help somewhat, but as I’m also atopic new allergies present themselves continually. I’m fairly certain my asthma is allergic.
Posted on 27/06/2020 12:21
I've been really struggling with my asthma over this last month. It might be down to the humidity, but I couldnt control my coughing or breathing and for the first time ever my throat felt quite constricted. Doctor advised double up on my inhalers but after 2 weeks it's just got worse. I'm now on a course of steroids and starting to feel a little better. Do these air purifying machines work? I've ordered one to see if it helps as I'm just not able to sleep from coughing and the fact that the steroids give me insomnia.
Posted on 03/07/2020 15:53
@Courtney_J I have breathing problems with COPD, NOW IT'S WORSE AS I HAD COVID-19 DECEMBER 2019 and it's left me with damage breathing sack but I'm not good anyway waiting to see lung specialists now x
Posted on 10/07/2020 12:29
@deniseann59 Hello deniseann59, thank you for you comment. I'm sorry to hear you're going through all that! Please let us know how it goes with the lung specialist!
Posted on 13/07/2020 22:04
my asthma is worse its not my main issue though so everything has an impact i like the warmer weather just not the pollen. i invested in an air purifier and its such a help was expensive but i feel worth the money.
Posted on 20/07/2020 14:13
I have so many triggers that it is difficult but this year I have found very hard. The weather being so changeable doesn't help add into that high humidity levels and pollen counts, it is not good. I take as many precautions as I can, have a reliever inhaler in every room, my handbag and my emergency medical bag. I had got my nebuliser down to 6 nebules of 2 different types but have had to up it to 8 recently. Listen to your body, take precautions and be careful.