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can heat affect asthma?

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Asked by tasha080808 at 9:39 AM on Apr. 23, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • Yes, it can. It's actually the humidity that does it. The extra moisture in the air makes your airways constrict more.

    Answer by spiritguide_23 at 9:47 AM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • they used to send asthma patients to hot dry climates like AZ to help. I think it's the moist air that hurts them not the heat. So heat might help as long as it's a dry heat but I'm not a doctor. You might call your doctor about that

    Answer by admckenzie at 9:48 AM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • Ah, yeah!! My asthma gets worse the hotter and more humid it is. Also, extreme cold affects asthma.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:40 AM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • The heat not so much for us. It's the humidity or LACK of heat (cold/winter) when it gets worse.

    When it gets humid I often feel like I'm trying to breathe through water. I hate that feeling.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 4:31 PM on Apr. 23, 2009

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