Air conditioning should be used while traveling by car, and those who travel by plane should keep their inhalers with them. If a car will be used on the trip, it is more convenient to use the air conditioner instead of opening the windows. However, it is important that car air conditioners be cleaned and contain a pollen filter. About 10 minutes before getting in the car, the air conditioner should be turned on, and then get in the car. In addition, traveling by car during very hot hours of the day should be avoided. Cabin pressure and air conditioners may adversely affect an allergic person during the flight.
The fact that the hotel room is covered with carpet is especially dangerous for those with house dust mite allergies. If possible, rooms that are not covered with carpet should be preferred. In addition, the ventilation system in the room should be of high quality.
Chlorine can be a trigger for shortness of breath, especially in allergic asthma patients. In addition, chlorine can cause allergic reactions such as burning, redness, and itching of the skin and eyes. As a precaution, it is important to take a shower immediately after leaving the pool.
Sun allergies are another problem that can be encountered during the summer holidays. The sun can cause skin and eye reactions. For this reason, it is important not to go out in the sun between 10 a.m. and 16 p.m., to use sunglasses and a hat, and to protect the skin with high-protection factor creams. It is not appropriate to do sports such as swimming and walking, which are recommended for asthma patients, during the hours when the sun is very intense.
Many asthma and allergy patients may neglect their medications as their complaints ease in the summer. However, uncontrolled allergies and asthma can quickly flare up during the summer holidays and cause problems. In order to have a comfortable holiday, it is of great importance to take all precautions and to use the necessary medicines regularly. The most important preparation that asthma and allergy patients should do before the holiday is the preparation of the medicines that are used regularly or to be used in an emergency, and the creams and drops that can be used for skin, nose, and eye allergies, and placing them in the suitcase.
When should I apply to the doctor for asthma?
If asthma symptoms are constantly recurring, a doctor should be consulted without wasting time.
- If complaints such as coughing, wheezing, or chest tightness occur more often than once a week,
- If complaints wake you up at night,
- If you have difficulty speaking,
- If there is bruising on the lips and nails,
- If there is excessive palpitation in the heart and acceleration in the pulse,
- If there is difficulty walking, a pulmonologist should be consulted as soon as possible.