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if you have asthma and a pollen allergy, when should you exercise?

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If pollen makes your allergic asthma worse, keep close tabs on the pollen count in your area. Try exercising outdoors in the early evening, when pollen counts are lower, instead of early morning when pollen counts are higher. Check online for your local pollen count before you head out. When the pollen count is extra high, pass on your run or soccer game and exercise indoors that day instead.

From: Exercising When You Have Allergic Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology : “Asthma cases attributable to atopy: results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.”

Sampson Davis, MD, St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark, NJ.

The Ohio State University: "Asthma and Exercise -- How can exercise-induced asthma be controlled?"

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Exercising with Allergies and Asthma."

Alan Mensch, MD, chief of pulmonary diseases, Plainview Hospital, Plainview, NY.

Mark Holbreich, MD, Allergy and Asthma Consultants, Indianapolis.

Sports Health : “Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 29, 2019

SOURCES:

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology : “Asthma cases attributable to atopy: results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.”

Sampson Davis, MD, St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark, NJ.

The Ohio State University: "Asthma and Exercise -- How can exercise-induced asthma be controlled?"

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Exercising with Allergies and Asthma."

Alan Mensch, MD, chief of pulmonary diseases, Plainview Hospital, Plainview, NY.

Mark Holbreich, MD, Allergy and Asthma Consultants, Indianapolis.

Sports Health : “Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 29, 2019

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