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3 Ways Humidity Affects Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
Allergens, chemicals and strong scents are common triggers for the almost 25 million Americans with asthma. But high humidity can be just as troublesome. People with asthma have inflamed airways that are sensitive to things that may not bother other people. That’s why humidity, and all that comes with it, can be a problem for people with asthma. 1 Here are some reasons why. 1. Humid air feels harder to breathe in. Some believe moist air is heavier and harder to breathe. Heat and humidity...
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How Does Rain Affect Pollen Levels?

AAFA Community Services ·
Long, hot days are great for outdoor activities, but pollen can threaten to keep you indoors if you have pollen allergies and allergic asthma. They may leave you longing for a rain shower to wash the pollen away. But rain causes plant growth, producing more pollen, right? So is rain good for those with allergies or not?
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KoreyAusTex ·
Yeah, tell that to my allergies 3-4 days after it rains. We might possibly be saying the same thing.
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K8sMom2002 ·
KoreyAusTex, do you have allergies to mold or dust mites? Humidity from rains can cause mold spores to climb and dust mites to increase. Do you have more trouble indoors or out?
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Re: Hurricanes: Weathering the Storm If You Have Asthma

K8sMom2002 ·
Thanks, AAFA! Love the blog post! Another thing I learned was to keep in mind supply chain shortages ... even if we're not in the direct path of the storm, we may be hit with gas or food or medication shortages, and our cellular phone service may take a hit.
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Re: 3 Ways Humidity Affects Asthma

Dalectia ·
Very informative! I've just read the related article about humidity recently https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325474.php . We don't live in a wet climate, and my son suffered because of dry air. We bought an ultrasonic humidifier to help him breathe easier, but at that time we hadn't known that the humidity level should be 40-45%. So the humidity in our room was around 55%, and my son’s health has not only not improved, but has also worsened. Thanks to our Dr, he explained to us how...
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Re: 3 Ways Humidity Affects Asthma

LK ·
Humidity does make me feel like the air is heavier/denser to breath and therefore my asthma feels worse when it is humid especially in the hot weather. Interesting points in the article. Good reminder about how the changes from going between hot and cold air temperatures can cause problems.
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Shea ·
Florida summers. Ugh. The humidity is aweful. Molds are high right now. I try to stay on the a/c, and keep things fresh.
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Re: 3 Ways Humidity Affects Asthma

Melissa G ·
Yep, humidity does me in! I can handle the heat just not the humidity!
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Hurricanes: Weathering the Storm If You Have Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
We are currently in the peak of hurricane season, which goes from June 1 to Nov. 31. While preparing for a possible storm, people with asthma need to take extra precautions to reduce chances of an asthma episode or attack.
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Cold Weather Advisory: People With Asthma Should Take Precautions to Avoid Symptoms

AAFA Community Services ·
As we gear up (and bundle up) for the holiday season, people with asthma who live in cold climates may notice they are having a tougher time breathing. That’s because when you breathe in dry, cold air, your airways start to narrow, making it hard to breathe. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to reduce asthma triggers and the chance of having asthma symptoms or an attack this winter season.
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