Can you be allergic to Cold?

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   Posted 9/21/2006 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I want to know if you can be allergic and get short of breath or asthma from humidity or cold. I sleep near my window and the weather is starting to get damp in the mornings and i have worse post nasal drip and shortness of breath when i wake up. it takes a long time to clear. also, when i drive in damp foggy places (like near the ocean) i get severe shortness of breath and have to cover my face. Does anyone else have this? how do you fix it?

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   Posted 9/21/2006 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I've heard that cold can aggravate your asthma the same with moist damp air. I don't have any suggestions other then if you are having an increase of symptoms to contact your doctor.
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   Posted 9/21/2006 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Cold weather makes my Asthma flair. I agree with red_34 you might want to see your doctor... scool

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   Posted 9/28/2006 11:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, Asthmatics can be very sensitive to cold and damp conditions and humidity.  I found what works best for me in regards to humidity is de-humidifier hooked up in my bedroom and my basement.  I run it all night when it is esp. humid and it helps
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