Wind Chill!!!



The weather for the past few weeks has been bipolar. You may need a jacket and a scarf in the morning and flip flops and a tank top by the afternoon. Since the temperature has been up and down, my princess suffers.

I did some research as to why whenever the temperature drops, her asthma flares up. I found that cold air causes the airway to become dry. When the airway is dry, it becomes irritated and swollen, which worsens asthma symptoms. I also discovered that cold air causes the airway to produce histamine. Histamine is the same chemical the body makes during an asthma attack. It triggers most asthma symptoms such as wheezing, sneezing and coughing.

When the weather is cool, I usually give my princess a chewable allergy pill in the morning that contains antihistamine. This helps to lessen the symptoms though out the day.