July 2014

As the increased humidity of spring and summer starts to take its toll on people who suffer from asthma, Allergy & Asthma Specialists would like to provide you with the following tips to help ensure your health is as good as possible:
• Increased humidity outdoors can result in increased humidity indoors. Indoor humidity promotes mold growth and increased dust mite counts. These allergens are common triggers of asthma and allergies. Keep indoor allergens under control by reducing the indoor relative humidity.

•Keep windows and doors closed and use your air conditioning to reduce indoor humidity.

• Take daily controller asthma medicines as prescribed by your doctor.

• Keep your rescue inhaler close at hand.

• Watch the daily pollen reports as well as humidity levels in your area.

• Watch the Air Quality Index (AQI) level in your area. The AQI tells you how clean or polluted your air is, and what associated health effects might be a concern for you.

• Watch news and weather reports for elevated levels of Ground Level Ozone. Ozone is a significant respiratory irritant and can trigger your asthma.

• Be aware that late spring and early summer thunderstorms can stir up mold spores and pollens increasing the risk of an asthma attack.

If you or your child may be suffering from asthma, please call us at any of our 3 locations listed below. We are here to help you.

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About our Asthma Clinic
Since 1951 our asthma doctors have been successfully treating adults and children for asthma in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and throughout Hampton Roads, where the climate is conducive to asthma problems.