Why is Cold Air Harder to Breathe?

Woman with a cold sneezing from allergy or hay fever

Anyone who has spent prolonged periods of time outside in extremely cold weather has experienced the burning sensation in their lungs when they inhale frigid air. This is because when we take a breath, the humidity in the air must be warmed up to body temperature before reaching our lungs. In the winter time, air …

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Climate and Adult Onset Asthma: How They’re Related

While environmental allergens and pollutants such as pollen and animal dander can trigger common respiratory problems like an asthma attack, a change in weather— from extreme cold to extreme heat — can do the same. Common Weather Triggers Common weather triggers that can aggravate asthma symptoms include: Cold air. Chilly temperatures can prompt a cold …

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