Asthma in the Winter

This page is part of our School Newsletter Inserts section.
Use these short articles in your school newsletters throughout the school year.

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Asthma triggers don’t take a holiday in the winter season; in fact many winter activities can cause problems for those with asthma.

Helpful tips for parents:

  • Ensure your child wears a scarf or neck warmer to cover their mouth and nose. This will help to warm cold dry air.
  • Avoid smoke from a candle or wood-burning fires. Opt for a gas fireplace or heater when possible.
  • Natural evergreen Christmas trees can leave some children coughing and wheezing. Artificial trees are a great alternative.
  • Be aware of strong smells from candles, pot pourri and other decorations.
  • When entertaining use serving utensils for bowls of candy or other food to help prevent the spread of cold and flu bugs.
  • And of course as always, wash hands frequently!

If your child has asthma please inform the school.

For Asthma information visit www.asthmainschools.com (external link) , Asthma-Information for Parents or Call the Lung Association’s Asthma Action Helpline 1-888-344-5864