• lena lena
    March 18, 2010
    Airplane flight with asthma
    lena lena
    March 18, 2010

    I am going to have long hours flight/11/ .I am taking my inhelers with me on a plan however still worried.This is my first experience to flight with asthma conditions.Do you have any advice or experience to share.

    Thank you.

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  • Kathi  MacNaughton
    Health Pro
    March 19, 2010
    Kathi  MacNaughton
    Health Pro
    March 19, 2010

    Hi Lena... I've flown many times over long distances and hours and my asthma has never been an issue for me while in the air. (I have sometimes gotten short of breath when running to make a connection while lugging a heavy carry on bag!) But I have mild asthma, so your condition might be different.

     

    One thing to bear in mind is that the air in planes tends to be pretty cold and dry, and that could trigger asthma symptoms. So it's important to stay hydrated, by drinking plenty of water both before and during the flight.

     

    Apart from all that, I'd suggest you talk with your doctor about this. Your doctor knows you and your health status and can best advise you of the risks and actions to take.

     

    Have fun!

    Kathi


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