Other ways to help prevent an asthma attack induced by exercise include the following:
- Your doctor may prescribe an inhaled asthma medication for use before exercise, which can also be used after exercise if symptoms occur.
- Avoid exercising in temperatures very low.
- If exercising during cold weather, wear a scarf over your mouth and nose , so the air you breathe is warm and easier to inhale.
- Avoid exercising when pollen levels and air pollution are high ( if allergy plays a role in asthma) .
- If inhaling air through the mouth, keep the mouth pursed (lips together to form a small "O"), so that the air is less cold and dry when it enters the airways during exercise.
- Carry an inhaler , just in case an asthma attack.
- Use an allergy mask during pollen season.
- Avoid exercise when experiencing a viral infection.