Deal With Asthma During the Monsoons

Deal With Asthma During the Monsoons

by Dr Amitabha Saha

Posted on 15th September, 2023 at 12:29:58 AM

Monsoons may be a fun time for all, but extra caution needs to be taken as a lot of diseases spread around this time. Vector-borne diseases are quite common during the monsoon period. Recently, around 3000 unconfirmed dengue cases came to light during this period.

However, vector-borne diseases are not the only issue! Asthma is a condition that can get triggered during the monsoons, and it is important that a patient stays in contact with their asthma specialist to avoid any untoward incidents.

In this blog, we will look at how the monsoon season affects asthma, let’s delve in.

Reasons Asthma Patients Should Be Careful During the Monsoon Period

The rainy season can trigger an asthma patient. It is necessary to take precautions and stay safe.

Cold Weather Triggers Histamine Release

Temperatures dip during the monsoon season. When it gets cold, histamine gets released into your airways, and this causes asthma to be triggered.

Spread of Viral Infections and Allergens

During the rainy season, there is usually a spate of viral infections. Even allergens increase during this period, all these are potential causes that trigger asthma episodes in a patient. Due to the increase in house mites, asthma attacks can also get triggered. It is better to be in close consultation with an asthma specialist.

Increased Pollen in the Air

There is an increase in pollen in the air during the monsoon season. This can potentially cause an asthma attack in a person. Pollen spreads because of the wind and the rain.

How To Manage Asthma During the Monsoons

Here are some tips by which a person can manage asthma during monsoons.

One of the most important tips is to stay warm during the monsoon period. You should manage this by wearing warm clothes, having warm foods and drinks like tea.

  • Keep your medication with you at all times, including inhalers. This is probably something you should do with some extra care.
  • Try as much as possible to keep the air conditioner filters clean as well as your room and space.
  • Keep your surroundings clean, especially carpets, curtains, and other home furnishings.
  • Have the number of your asthma specialist on standby in case of an emergency. It’s better to also have a contingency plan in place.

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