Six Common Christmas Asthma Triggers

John Bottrell Health Pro November 28, 2011
  • Christmas is a humble holiday where we spend time with our families, tell stories, teach virtues, and create memories. While the traditions of Christmas have evolved over the years, the challenge for asthmatics has not.   Back in the 19th Century kids would sit in front of a crackling ...

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  • Anonymous
    professorwheeze
    Dec. 18, 2011

    Greetings Rick and other RT's:

         Your list of asthma triggers is quite useful (AS IS YOUR INTERESTING BLOG).  As an RT accused of working with Priestly, I would ad a few more possible  Christmas-time asthma triggers.

         As we all are aware Christmas occurs on December 25th just after the official start...

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    Greetings Rick and other RT's:

         Your list of asthma triggers is quite useful (AS IS YOUR INTERESTING BLOG).  As an RT accused of working with Priestly, I would ad a few more possible  Christmas-time asthma triggers.

         As we all are aware Christmas occurs on December 25th just after the official start of Winter. Cold, as you mentioned, is indeed a possible trigger so wear a mask, scarf.  When you dash back into the house you will be warmed by heat.

        Heating sources, particularly forced hot air and wood stoves contribute to the inside air pollution as well. Filter the hor air vents. Just like Christmas trees a person may have an allergy to a particular type of wood/tree as well. Wood that is "seasoned" will probably even have fungi from being exposed to the outdoors for a long time. Please don't forget to humidify the living space.

        ALSO, KEEP A WINDOW CRACKED SO THE OXYGEN ISN'T SUCKED OUT OF THE LIVING SPACE.

        Because Christmas is for "KIDS", there is often a tendency for  the little ones to eat things to which they are allergic or possibly even inedible.  The younguns'

    can easily choke on various foreign bodies: candy, wrappers/ribbons/bowes, peanuts and just about anything they can break and pl;ace in their mouths.

        I know a couple of these itens are not necessarily Christmas related. But after all, it is in Winter (ok your Floridians I hear you. Same with my Aussie mates).

        Merry Christmas! Happy Channukah, Kwanza, Winter Solstice!

     

        Be safe.

     

        Professorwheeze

        Ray Sheely, RRT

        Maine