Lung Health Tips for the Holidays

Lung Health Tips for the Holidays

The ResBiotic Team The ResBiotic Team
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Tis the season to be jolly and merry. But for those of us with breathing problems or lung conditions, it's also a time to be safe and take precautions for lung health – while hopefully not putting too much of a dampener on the holiday season.

From the risk of infections and germs at social events to scented candles and Christmas trees, from travel-related stress to last-minute plan changes, there's a lot to look out for. Here are some simple tips to protect your breathing and lung health.

Simple Steps to Protect Your Lung Health

  • Wash your hands properly, and as often as required, as it is the best way to stop the spread of germs.
  • Stay clear of people who are unwell.
  • Keep your medicines handy.
  • Stay on top of all your vaccine shots, especially the flu, and talk to your doctor about a pneumonia shot.
  • Ensure all the prescriptions are up-to-date to handle flare-ups. With your doctor, draw up an action plan for a flare-up.
  • Keep a close watch on symptoms and follow the action plan.
  • Don't hesitate to seek help.
  • If traveling, take extra medicine supplies; call ahead and make sure the place you're staying is free of triggers like smoke and dust.

Additional Tips to Prevent Flare-Ups

  • If mold and pollen are allergy triggers, stay away from real Christmas trees as both are present in them.
  • Avoid scented candles, potpourri, and strong aromas
  • Christmas decorations will have collected dust, so request someone else to clean them before handling them.
  • Avoid or limit exposure to smoke from fireplaces and wood stoves
  • If cold winter air is a trigger, wear a scarf to help warm the air before it enters the lungs
  • Do warm-up exercises inside if you plan to step out for exercise

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