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Weather and asthma

Yes. Weather, especially hot, muggy weather seems to affect my asthma. Strong chemical smells also affect it. But then again I tested positive to the entire trigger tests-so I have asthma triggers all year long. So, what else is new? Taking my meds help me stay in control and I am able to function well at work and at home. I keep track of the weather too.

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It's good to hear from you Campisa😊

How are things going?

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They are going better especially now that the hot, muggy weather is on its final stages.

I am usually in an air-conditioned environment so I do okay.

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Cheers to that!!

It's been super hot in Dallas too but today has rain and in the 60's-70's temperature so I hope it stays that way 😊

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Yesterday it rained in NYC and I felt better because at least it wasn't muggy. I like

rainy days though. Hope it stays ok in Texas.

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Extremes of weather certainly cause me trouble. I live in Northern England, which is typified by damp, windy weather most of the time with occasional severe snow or the odd heatwave.

Anything below freezing really 'clamps' my lungs; they feel so tight that I just can't breathe & putting a scarf over never helps as I feel like I'm suffocating.

The heat just makes me feel that there's no air to breathe. I'm not sure which of the two is worse to be honest!

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Thank goodness you know what to lookout for. I know a lot of mine but not all.

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Chemical smells get me too. Forget going down the cleaning product aisle in the store. Do you wear an asthma mask to clean?

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I don't wear a mask but should.

Good idea!

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I use a Cambridge mask with a valve that releases moisture. It's more comfortable in the heat.

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That sounds great. Do you have a link? It’s been brutally hot in Florida so skipped the mask. Red tide put me in the hospital. I just can’t skip it.

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Hope you are feeling better soon!

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Much better—wheeze Free, which I almost never am. Thanks.

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Here's the one that has worked best for me. amazon.com/Cambridge-Mask-P...

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Thank you!!

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Here's a link to the mask I use: amazon.com/Cambridge-Mask-P...

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My life had become the same way. 12 months out of the year there seemed to always be a trigger and the strong chemical and "road" gasoline, diesel smells are included

The heat and humidity was unbearable. I had the opportunity to move to another area of the US and I took it. A drastic action at my age but otherwise I was pretty healthy.

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As long as it's not super hot and humid the heat doesn't bother me. It's the cold for me so winter is fun and if I walk into a room with super cold air conditioning in the summer it will trigger an attack every time. Whenever the air pressure changes and we are getting a cold front I will struggle all day long (even inside) as well. So weird.

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I will say I did something drastic to help mine . I moved from the very South to the very north USA. ( Michigan ) .. SO far this has been the healthiest winter I have had in ten years at least. I am totally amazed that the reduced humidity in the air has helped me breathe easily. I would be into a severe chronic bronchitis condition by now EVERY year. So far my lungs are clear. I still have sinusitis but it's strictly nasal. I am being careful.of the very cold air though as sometimes that could be a trigger I am told

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