8 Tips for Exercising Outdoors with Asthma

Exercise and asthma might seem to mix like oil and water, but there are ways to do it safely — and outside, too! Learn eight tips for preventing exercise-induced asthma attacks and what to do if, despite your best efforts, you find yourself in the middle of one.

How to Keep Holiday Scents From Causing Asthma Attacks

For many people, the smells of a cinnamon- or pine-scented candle or a freshly cut tree evokes good memories. But for some people, those well-known aromas present a serious health risk. Decorations that fill your home with holiday scents can jump-start nasal congestion, sneezing and a runny nose in just about anyone. But, the health … Read More

7 Tips to Overcome Asthma When You Exercise

Contributor: Susan Joy, MD If you’re an athlete with asthma, you don’t have to hold back. With proper medication and conditioning, you can participate fully in sports.  But in colder months, you should take some special precautions because cold dry air can trigger asthma attacks. Does this sound familiar? You start your workout and begin … Read More

Feeling Short of Breath? You May Have Asthma

If you think that you may have asthma, it’s a good idea to schedule a medical appointment. Your doctor can easily test you so that you know for sure. A lingering cold, persistent cough, or shortness of breath can all be signs of asthma,  a common condition that can develop in children or adults. “Asthma is … Read More

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Spring Allergies: 8 Top Ways to Help Your Child

Is your child suddenly sneezy? Cleveland Clinic Children’s pediatric allergist Brian Schroer, MD, provides a tutorial on spring allergies in kids. Lesson #1: Know your opponent  Is that “achoo” seasonal allergies or a cold? Sneezing, nose and throat itchiness, and eye itchiness plus redness usually signal allergies. Like a cold, allergies produce nasal drainage, but it looks clear and … Read More

Breathe Easy: New Way to Treat Severe Asthma

Put down that rescue inhaler. People with severe, persistent asthma are breathing easier with a novel treatment called bronchial thermoplasty. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2010, the minimally invasive procedure has been gaining media attention as more patients report life-changing results. Cleveland Clinic pulmonologist Sumita Khatri, MD, has seen it herself. As … Read More

5 Tips for Managing Your Child’s Asthma

Some children suffer from asthma episodes during soccer practice. For others, their symptoms flare up in the middle of the night. Whether it happens during play or at rest, it’s difficult for parents to see their children coughing and struggling to breathe or speak. These frightening symptoms of childhood asthma can be well controlled, but … Read More

Be Proactive if Your Child has Asthma

Asthma symptoms can be hard to identify because they vary so much. Coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and the inability to keep up in sports are the most common symptoms. Talk to your child’s pediatrician about what can bring on an attack, and how to prevent and treat one. Parents need to understand what triggers these symptoms … Read More

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