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Yes. Weather conditions can bring on asthma symptoms. Some kids’ asthma symptoms get worse at certain times of the year. For others, a severe storm or sudden weather change can trigger a flare-up.
Cold, dry air is a common asthma trigger and can cause bad flare-ups. That’s especially true for people who play winter sports and have exercise-induced asthma.
Hot, humid air also can be a problem. In some places, heat and sunlight combine with pollutants to create ground-level ozone. This kind of ozone can be a strong asthma trigger.
Wet weather and windy weather can cause problems too. Wet weather encourages mold growth, and wind can blow mold and pollen through the air.
If you think weather plays a role in your child’s asthma, keep a diary of asthma symptoms and possible triggers and discuss them with your doctor. If pollen, mold, or other allergens make asthma symptoms worse, ask about allergy testing.
Once you know what kind of weather triggers asthma symptoms, try these tips to protect your child:
Your child’s written asthma action plan should list weather triggers and ways to manage them, including any seasonal changes in medicine.
Asthma keeps more kids home from school than any other chronic illness. Learn how to help your child manage the condition, stay healthy, and stay in school.
Asthma means breathing problems. Find out what’s going on in the lungs and how to stay healthy, if you have it.
If you have asthma, you want to breathe easy at home. Find out how in this article for kids.
Visit our Asthma Center for information and advice on managing and living with asthma.
Weather can affect a person’s asthma. Find out how in this article for kids.
The weather can affect your asthma symptoms. If you think weather may be triggering your asthma, here are some tips for dealing with it.
Find out what can make your asthma worse, and what to do about it.
Allergies don’t cause asthma, but kids who have allergies are more likely to get asthma.
Ground-level ozone and other air pollutants can trigger asthma flare-ups. But there are steps you can take to minimize your child’s exposure.
If you have asthma, certain things may cause you to cough and have trouble breathing. Find out more about asthma triggers in this article for kids.
Many kids battle allergies year-round, and some can’t control their symptoms with medications. For them, allergy shots (or allergen immunotherapy) can help.
Asthma makes it hard to breathe. Find out more in this article for kids.
Asthma is a lung condition that makes it hard to breathe. Learn all about asthma here.
Asthma control can take a little time and energy to master, but it’s worth the effort. Learn more about ways to manage your child’s asthma.
Triggers â things in the air, weather conditions, or activities â can cause asthma flare-ups. By knowing and avoiding triggers, you’ll help lessen your child’s asthma symptoms.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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