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What are tips to prevent asthma when I’m outdoors?

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To prevent asthma, while you’re outdoors, you should:

  • Try to avoid extreme temperature changes -- they are triggers for some people with asthma.
  • To protect yourself from insect stings, wear shoes, long pants and sleeves, and don’t wear scented deodorants, perfumes, shampoos, or hair products.

SOURCES:  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: "Asthma and Allergy Prevention: Survive the Seasons." CDC: "Asthma and Allergies." WHO/WAO Meeting on the Prevention of Allergy and Allergic Asthma: "Prevention of Allergy and Allergic Asthma."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 27, 2018

SOURCES:  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: "Asthma and Allergy Prevention: Survive the Seasons." CDC: "Asthma and Allergies." WHO/WAO Meeting on the Prevention of Allergy and Allergic Asthma: "Prevention of Allergy and Allergic Asthma."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 27, 2018

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