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What are tips for exercising outside in hot or cold weather if you have allergies?

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Swimming is usually excellent for building up your lungs. Biking is also good. But chlorine from indoor pools can be irritating to some people, so use caution and leave the area if you have trouble breathing. Call 911 if you continue to have any trouble breathing.

Running in cold weather also can trigger symptoms. Usually, it’s not a true allergy that causes these problems, but spasms in your airways. With the right treatment, you should be able to do any sport or activity without a problem. If not, you may need to take another look at your treatment plan.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. “Pollen and Mold Counts.”

American Academy of Allergies Asthma & Immunology: "Reading the Charts."

Lisa Hall, author, Harvest House, 2009. Taking Charge of Your Own Health,

Murray Grossan, MD, ear, nose and throat specialist, Cedars Sinai Medical Building Los Angeles; author, , Hydro Med, 2010. Free Yourself from Sinus and Allergy Problems -- Permanently

Marjorie L. Slankard, MD, clinical professor of medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Michael Blaiss, past president, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; practicing allergist, Memphis, TN.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on April 10, 2019

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. “Pollen and Mold Counts.”

American Academy of Allergies Asthma & Immunology: "Reading the Charts."

Lisa Hall, author, Harvest House, 2009. Taking Charge of Your Own Health,

Murray Grossan, MD, ear, nose and throat specialist, Cedars Sinai Medical Building Los Angeles; author, , Hydro Med, 2010. Free Yourself from Sinus and Allergy Problems -- Permanently

Marjorie L. Slankard, MD, clinical professor of medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Michael Blaiss, past president, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; practicing allergist, Memphis, TN.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on April 10, 2019

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