The season of fall in Ohio is beautiful because of various changes in weather, outdoor colors and other seasonal transformations. However, with those changes come some not so pleasant changes in asthma triggers. Asthma sufferers generally struggle more in the fall because of the airborne particles that are present throughout the changing season. Here are some ways to enjoy the beautiful season without worrying about your asthma.
The biggest triggers of fall asthma include airborne ragweed and mold spores that cause the airways to tighten resulting in wheezing, difficulty breathing and a serious chest cough. Using a controller medication, such as a prescription inhaler, should cut down on asthma symptoms and help deal with the negative breathing effects fall brings.
Another prevention method is getting a flu shot at the beginning of the season. The common flu and other respiratory infections that develop during fall and winter can cause a great deal of stress to preexisting asthma conditions. So, preventing the flu before it has a chance to run its course should also prevent asthma triggers this season.
If there is a specific thing or two that really trigger your asthma, they are different for each person, it’s best to avoid them completely. For some, it may consist of ragweed and for others it could include air pollution, among many others. It’s best to be aware of your surroundings and placing yourself in situations that won’t trigger an asthma attack.
If you are unsure of how to deal with your specific asthma triggers, or to speak to a doctor about your recurring asthma, visit us at Allergy & Asthma Clinics of Ohio. Our doctors are all trained in allergy and asthma medical treatment and prevention, and can provide all of the information you need and help get your allergies and asthma under control this season.