Heat health alert

Living in East Anglia we are in the area covered by the heat health alert being flagged at the moment. Not just high daytime temperatures but very hot, still nights too.

Does anyone know if this poses more of a risk to my dd's asthma? She's only recently had a really vile cold resulting in problems with her asthma control. We've doubled up the clenil to 4 twice a day and are about to start regular ventolin through the day and I'm not sure how much more I can do if the heat is going to be a further problem.

TIA

Jacqui

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  • The problem with a long period of hot weather is that pollution builds up, smog forms and the air quality deterioates. We live abroad and have been having a heatwave for a month now (over 30 every day and no rain for a month), there are ""heatwave"" speed limits on the motorways and other major roads in a bid to limit the pollution. The general advice seems to be to be aware that the poor quality of air can cause problems for asthmatics and that exertion outside should be avoided.

    Our son is also very allergic to pollen and as soon as there has been no rain for around a week we notice that his asthma worsens. As once again the air quality worsens.

    We try to keep him very hydrated, keep on top of the medicines and to avoid too much mad rushing around although this is easier said than done!!

  • I live in surrey so am also covered by the alert. Both my daughter and myself are li9miting what we do outside instead spending time i the coolest room plus fan! i am on max meds and my daughter like yours has upped her clenil.

    Tbh i think all we can do is be vigilant and if we arent copingthen seek medical help sooner rather than later. My resp con basically told me not to go out and have atepid bath b4 bed to help cool down

  • I live in surrey so am also covered by the alert. Both my daughter and myself are li9miting what we do outside instead spending time i the coolest room plus fan! i am on max meds and my daughter like yours has upped her clenil.

    Tbh i think all we can do is be vigilant and if we arent copingthen seek medical help sooner rather than later. My resp con basically told me not to go out and have atepid bath b4 bed to help cool down