Winter is almost here and with it comes colder weather, holidays, and traveling. Traveling can be stressful in and of itself, but if you or your child has asthma it can be even more so. Here are some tips to help keep your asthma controlled and you enjoying your holidays.
- Make sure to take your daily controller medications as prescribed by your board certified asthma specialist.
- Wash hands frequently and avoid touching your face as much as possible. This will help reduce the risk of developing illnesses that can affect your asthma.
- Plan ahead. If you are flying check with your local airport to verify that your medications and equipment adhere to TSA guidelines. The last thing you want is to have your medications confiscated.
- Be sure to carry your rescue medications where they are easily accessible. If your child has a nebulizer, consider getting a portable nebulizer as they typically have rechargeable batteries.
- Check where you are staying, some hotels/motels offer asthma friendly accommodations. Also consider bringing your own pillows, pillow covers, and blankets.
- Be up to date with all vaccinations, including flu vaccinations (remember that if you have asthma you can not get the flu mist.)
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