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The holiday season will be here before we know it. If you have plans to travel and you have asthma, you’ll want to keep these tips in mind in order to keep it under control while away from home.
- Pack your medicine. Even if the weather isn’t bothersome where you’re going, take it with you just in case. You never know when you will experience a flare-up. Bring a list of your medications with you also and make sure all medications are in bottles/packages that have the original prescription label on them.
- Check your insurance policy. Make sure you’re covered, should you need to see a doctor while you’re gone.
- Call your doctor before leaving. Ask if he or she has any recommendations for asthma specialists in the area you’re traveling to and go over your Asthma Action Plan.
- Stay updated on the weather. Cold weather can trigger your asthma, so if you’re visiting the mountains or somewhere else that will have colder weather, make sure you follow the directions of your medication and keep an inhaler with you.
- Only travel when the air quality is best. This is either early in the morning or late in the evening. If you’re driving, keep your windows up and use the AC so you don’t allow pollen and other irritants into your car.