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Cold, Dry Air Can Trigger Asthma Attacks and Nosebleeds in Children

Posted by Jennifer Lai, M.D. on Jan 23, 2019 5:56:01 PM

While nose bleeds and asthma attacks in kids are fairly common, I often find that parents are understandably worried about them. It doesn’t help when these conditions seem to accelerate during the colder months. As Houston’s version of winter arrives, now might be a good time to talk about how cold air can trigger asthma attacks and nose bleeds in children. 

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Topics: asthma, cold weather nosebleeds, cold weather asthma, nosebleed

Sled Dogs and Locker Room Cough: Making Sense of Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm

Posted by Suzanne Condron, M.D. on Apr 15, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Breathing hard is a normal part of exercise, but sometimes it can be tricky to distinguish between a healthy response to exertion and an abnormal one. People often ask about asthma when they seem more out of breath than friends and teammates. Here are some factors to consider.

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Topics: EIB, lungs, asthma, exercise-induced, locker room cough, bronchospasm

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