Asthma? Wrap up warm

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75% of people with asthma find that cold air makes their asthma worse, putting them at an increased risk of a potentially life threatening asthma attack.

Data shows that there is a peak in asthma deaths every January in Britain.

Tragically three people die every day because of asthma attacks, and two of these deaths are preventable, so it’s absolutely crucial people with asthma seek medical assistance for asthma attacks and that their condition is taken seriously.

In this cold weather people with asthma should: Wrap up warm; Carry their reliever inhaler with them at all times; Keep taking their regular preventer inhaler as prescribed by their doctor; Speak to their pharmacist or GP to ensure they are using their inhaler correctly; Call Asthma UK’s Helpline if they have any concerns about their asthma on 0800 121 62 44.