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Can Cold Weather Affect Asthma?

By Chass Armstrong

It’s winter which not only means colder weather, but also an increasing risk of asthma attacks. If you or your child has asthma, you know how scary this can be.

However, you can help prevent asthma attacks before they start by taking your asthma medicine regularly. As many of you know, there are two main ways to deliver the asthma medication: with an inhaler or with a nebulizer.

Which prompts the question, of the two, which is better? Though the answer may not be quite as simple as one or the other, we can explain to you why each has its own benefits.

For starters, a nebulizer is probably better for setting up a good routine. Because a nebulizer is harder to carry around, you can make it a part of your morning such as showering, brushing your teeth etc. Taking 10 extra minutes every morning to insurance that you’re getting the much needed Albuterol into your system before your day begins can help prevent an asthma attack.

Nebulizers are also easier for children to use and are often times used more properly. This is because aside from putting the mask on, using a nebulizer is as simple as breathing in and out normally as the mist fills your lungs.

Inhalers are often rushed, or not properly used and the medication really doesn’t fill the lungs as it should which could cause for misuse.

That being said, if used properly, inhalers are just as effective and can be used perfectly in a pinch because they are more mobile.

Either way, getting onto a routine this winter to help prevent asthma is of utmost importance. At Aeroflow we want to help you with that by providing you with both Nebulizers and Nebulizer Medication. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at (888) 245-1780 or by filling out our qualify through insurance form.

 

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