Can the Weather Affect a Person's Asthma?enteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-asthmaWeather-enHD-AR1.jpgThe weather can affect your asthma symptoms. If you think weather may be triggering your asthma, here are some tips for dealing with it.asthma, thunderstorms, storms and asthma, ozone, pollen and asthma, allergies and asthma, cold weather and asthma, cold and asthma, wet weather and asthma, cold air, dry air11/19/200411/17/201711/17/2017Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph, MD05/01/20179dc81561-8343-43b9-bc01-82209144a067https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/weather-asthma.html/<h3>Can Weather Affect a Person's Asthma?</h3> <p>Yes. Weather conditions can bring on asthma symptoms. Some people's asthma symptoms get worse at certain times of the year. For others, a severe storm or sudden weather change can trigger a <a class="kh_anchor">flare-up</a>.</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li><strong>Cold, dry air</strong> is a common asthma <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/triggers.html/">trigger</a> and can cause bad flare-ups. That's especially true for people who play winter sports and have <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/exercise-asthma.html/">exercise-induced asthma</a>.</li> <li><strong>Hot, humid air</strong> also can be a problem. In some places, heat and sunlight combine with pollutants to create ground-level ozone. This kind of <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/ozone-asthma.html/">ozone</a> can be a strong asthma trigger.</li> <li><strong>Wet weather and windy weather</strong> can cause problems, too. Wet weather encourages the growth of mold, and&nbsp;wind can blow mold and pollen through the air.</li> </ul> <p>If you think weather may be triggering your asthma, work with your doctor to track your symptoms using an asthma symptoms trigger <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/asthma-diary.html/">diary</a>. Do you think that your asthma might be triggered by pollen, mold, or other <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/allergen.html/">allergens</a>? Ask your doctor about <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/allergy-tests.html/">allergy testing</a>.</p> <h3>Weather-Management Tips to Try</h3> <p>If air quality or weather affect you, try these tips to make things better:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Watch the weather forecast: Many forecasts give information on pollen counts and other conditions that might affect your asthma.</li> <li>Limit your outdoor activity on days when your triggers are strongest.</li> <li>Wear a scarf over your mouth and nose when you're outside during very cold weather.</li> <li>Close windows to keep pollens and molds out. This can be important at night while you sleep. If it's hot, turn on the air conditioning. Not only is air conditioning cooling, it also dries and even filters the air you breathe.</li> <li>Stay indoors early in the morning (before 10 a.m.) when pollen levels are at their highest.</li> <li>Avoid mowing the lawn and raking leaves.</li> <li>Keep your <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/rescue.html/">quick-relief medicine</a> with you at all times.</li> </ul>¿El clima puede afectar el asma de una persona?Las condiciones meteorológicas pueden hacer aparecer los síntomas de asma. Los síntomas de asma de algunas personas empeoran en determinados momentos del día. En otras personas, una tormenta fuerte o un cambio de clima repentino pueden provocar un ataque de asma.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/teens/weather-asthma-esp.html/a83d91b1-8398-494e-9d6a-4918c5bf7d14
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