As exciting as summer can be – even a typical British summer – it’s also a time when many people fall out of their usual routines. This can mean new triggers, new activities and not sticking to your usual medication routine. In our in-house GP, Dr Andy’s new blog he […]
Around two thirds of people with asthma tell us that poor air quality makes their asthma worse, putting them at risk of an asthma attack. Pollution can quickly irritate your airways and trigger asthma symptoms. This is why it’s so important to manage your asthma well when pollution levels are […]
Keeping your home well aired can help to reduce exposure to some common indoor triggers (although be cautious on high pollen and high pollution days). Airing your home also helps to keep humidity down. This is good news if you’re worried about dust mites, which like humid conditions. Check out […]
Some people find that hot weather or thunderstorms can trigger their asthma symptoms. Others may find that a change in weather can set off their symptoms too – whether that’s an increase or decrease in temperature. For tips on what to do if any of these set off your asthma, check […]
Around 95% of people’s hay fever is triggered by grass pollen, which tends to be highest between mid-May and July. And there’s strong evidence that when grass pollen levels are high, people with asthma are more likely to need hospital treatment. This is why it’s important to know what pollen triggers your symptoms, so you can be prepared […]
Check out our 3 top tips of how to reduce your risk of hay fever triggering an asthma attack.
Claire Fisher, Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Respiratory Nurse, shares some top tips on how to deal with allergies if you have asthma. Read more.
Buy and start using a nasal-based spray once or twice a day – ask your local pharmacist for options. Make sure you’re using it correctly – if you don’t, it won’t work properly. We have a video that shows you how to use a nasal spray, which you might find […]
If you have severe asthma and your symptoms are triggered by allergies, talk to your severe asthma team about treatments available that could help you. Read more…
Knowing what your triggers are and how to deal with them means you’re more likely to stay well with your asthma.