Travel Checklist For Asthmatics

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Precautions and safety measures to take whilst travelling to ensure your asthma stays under control.


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Travel Precautions To Take If You Are An Asthmatic

What is Asthma :

What is Asthma A sthma is a breathing problem that affects the airways in the lungs. Airways react to certain substances, known as irritants and become inflamed and narrow making breathing difficult.  It is not that difficult to  manage asthma  and anticipate and prevent an  asthma . With proper treatment it can be taken cared of.

Precautions To Keep In Mind :

P recautions To Keep In Mind Visit The Doctor Before You Leave Check-in with your doctor before you travel. Ensure that you create a clear asthma action plan that entails the medications and steps that need to be taken in the event on an attack If you are travelling to a destination where there is widespread flu, it is important to take the appropriate vaccine before you leave. Recognize The Symptoms Of Asthma It is important to be aware of all your asthma symptoms and monitor them to see if they are improving or worsening . Common symptoms of asthma include  wheezing , shortness of breath, cough and tightness in the chest.


Keep Your Medication Handy Pack all your asthma medications with their original labels on and keep your doctor’s prescription along with them Discuss with your doctor and determine as to whether it is necessary to carry extra doses of your medication in case of any emergencies Ensure that you have a spare of both, your controller and reliever inhaler so that you are not left helpless in case you lose them . Do Research On The Destination There are many environmental factors that can cause an asthma attack Cold weather, changes in humidity, pollen and air pollution are common triggers that can exacerbate the symptoms of asthma . I t is important to ask for a non-smoking room if you are staying in a hotel, as tobacco smoke can trigger an attack.

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