Can extreme cold trigger asthma?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Member
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@JenGirl:  I have the same triggers as you – cardio, and extreme temperatures. For me, cold will do it, but so will extreme heat. So much fun, right?!

Post # 4
Member
1441 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@JenGirl:  YES!  Be very careful.  Do you have a rescue inhaler?  I’ve been told to avoid extreme cold for fear of setting off an attack.  When I can’t avoid it, I put a scarf over my face and breathe through that to mitigate the cold a little bit.

Post # 5
Member
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’ve got asthma, and it can be triggered by the cold. If the tightness is in your throat, it’s probably not asthma. If your chest was tight and you couldn’t breathe properly, then it COULD be asthma.

Post # 6
Member
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

my asthma is always worse in the winter.its almost like that blast of cold air cuts my windpipe off! running up the stairs probably didnt help either though!

Post # 7
Member
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m a paramedic and many respiratory problems are triggered by extreme temperature changes! Bring your inhaler and keep any physical activity outside to a minimum! 🙂

Post # 8
Member
564 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

@JenGirl:  

Yes. It can.

Have your inhaler handy.

Post # 10
Member
7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I live in AB Canada. Welcome to my life… for like half of winter. What you’re experiencing is totally normal. If you’re not used to the cold, yeah it messes your body up lol.

Post # 12
Member
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@JenGirl:  if you have been diagnosed with with asthma having a rescue inhaler would be a good idea! just a regular salbutamol inhaler will do the trick… It is fast acting but has short lived effects so it is perfect for any all of a sudden symptoms…. You would need a prescription for it… If your doctor still won’t prescribe it then humidified warm air can help as well! 

Post # 13
Member
564 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

@JenGirl:  

How many years ago did you have your asthma assessed? It might be time for another breathing test.

Talk to your doctor about the cold triggering your asthma, he or she will probably give you a prescription.

Post # 14
Member
7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@JenGirl:  well… you would survive… you’d just be miserable like me lol. It’s not like I actually want to live here, but unfortunately it isn’t that easy to leave 🙁 we are working on it.

My happy temperature is 100F… I want to move to Arizona!!

 

Post # 15
Member
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@canarydiamond:  I’m an alberta girl as well!! I agree with my happy temp being 100F especially after the temperatures Yesterday and the day before! 

Post # 16
Member
1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@JenGirl:  When I lived in Colorado my asthma would get worse in the winter, mainly because I was inside more, the air was drier and recirculated.  When I moved to California everyone warned me that my asthma would be so much worse because of the pollution, but since I moved here almost five years ago my asthma is almost never acts up.  So I’d say that it can make it worse, but I think it’s more due to the lifestyle and other factors that come with a cold environment.

Leave a comment


Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors