Tips to Avoid Asthma Attacks Amid Cold Wave


Tips to Avoid Asthma Attacks Amid Cold Wave: Wintertime’s cold, dry air can aggravate asthmatics’ airways and make breathing more difficult for them. Here are some tips for handling wintertime asthma symptoms.

Asthma sufferers may find it difficult to breathe both inside and outside during the winter. As the temperature decreases, the dry, chilly winter air can irritate respiratory tracts and frequently provoke asthma attacks. Staying indoors doesn’t help either because cockroach droppings, dust mites, pet dander, mold, and dust can all cause an asthma attack. To make matters worse, because individuals spend more time at home during this season, respiratory illnesses spread more quickly. Those who have asthma may find this to be highly bothersome. 

However, one can prevent attacks and maintain their health throughout the season by managing their asthma symptoms appropriately. It can be helpful to carry your inhalers or medication with you, stay indoors when there is pollution, use humidifiers, get immunized, limit your intake of tea and coffee, and keep your home dust-free.

Respiratory Issues Spread Faster During Winters 

“Viral circulation is particularly high in cold conditions. For instance, many people are testing positive for many strains of the influenza that is currently circulating. Thus, influenza can also strike persons with underlying asthma. In addition, the asthmatic experiences numerous difficulties due to the elevated levels of ambient air pollution. According to Dr. Sheetu Singh – The best Pulmonologist in Rajasthan “So, the combination of cold air, viruses, and pollution is creating a lot of trouble for these patients.” She gave advice for those with asthma during a cold wave.

How to Manage Asthma during Winters? 

During a cold wave, Dr. Sheetu Singh offers the following advice to assist manage symptoms of asthma:

  1. Make sure your asthma medicine is up to date and carry it with you at all times.
  2. To shield yourself from the chilly air, wear warm clothing and a scarf over your mouth and nose.
  3. Steer clear of the outdoors during periods of extreme cold or significant air pollution.
  4. Maintain a humidity level in your house over 40% to avoid asthma symptoms being exacerbated by dry air.
  5. To assist clear your airways, take a warm shower or use a humidifier.
  6. Get medical help right away if you suffer from asthma symptoms including wheezing, coughing, or shortness of breath.
  7. Steer clear of respiratory infections by constantly washing your hands and avoiding close contact with ill people.
  8. Carry an asthma action plan with you, and if your symptoms get worse, stick to it.
  9. Immunizations against influenza and a booster dose of Covid are required.
  10. When in crowded or enclosed spaces, use a mask.

Keep Your Body Hydrated and Use Air Purifier 

“You need to vaccinate your family against the flu as soon as winter hits, including yourself. Everyone should get the vaccine because it is readily available commercially and is inexpensive. Use a N95 mask when you venture outside, please. Regretfully, using an air purifier at home is a smart idea because of how bad the air quality is. Consequently, NCR air purifiers are now regrettably a need for residents of Delhi rather than a luxury. Don’t forget to stay hydrated. Another reason why our cough grows worse in the winter is because we don’t drink enough water. Thus, make sure you drink plenty of water. To stay hydrated, you can drink lots of water, green tea, tea, coffee, and soups. Please use your inhalers as instructed; do not avoid them if you have asthma and have been taking medicine or if you have been prescribed medication and inhalers. If you have asthma, keep using your inhalers during the winter months, advises Dr. Sheetu Singh. 


Being prepared is crucial for managing your asthma during the winter months. Make an asthma plan for the winter in collaboration with your provider.

In addition to following your winter asthma plan, it’s a good idea to schedule routine checks. This gives your doctor the opportunity to monitor you closely, ensure that your medicine is working, and ensure that your asthma is under control for the upcoming winter.

To learn more about how to effectively treat asthma in the winter, give us a call to schedule a Consultation with Dr. Sheetu Singh or make an online reservation right now.

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Dr. Sheetu Singh, a nationally renowned pulmonologist, Director ILD & Pulmonary Rehab Clinic, is an expert in chest-related conditions. She got her training from SMS Medical College, Jaipur followed by a visit to Cleveland Clinic, USA.

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