Can you be allergic to Cold?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 240
   Posted 9/21/2006 11:35 AM (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?

Forum Moderator

Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 9/21/2006 11:41 AM (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.
Uc(Left-sided) since 1992 - Meds - Colazal, Hydrocortisone enemas, Norvasc, Biotin, Forvia...flaring since December 2005
Secondary Raynauds Syndrome since 2004...Fibromyalgia since 2006
Co-mod for Ulcerative Colitis.....Moderator for Allergies/Asthma
Continue helping others such as yourself by donating to Healingwell, every penny counts!


Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9661
   Posted 9/21/2006 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Cold weather makes my Asthma flair. I agree with red_34 you might want to see your doctor... scool

New Member

Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 9/28/2006 10:32 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
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, March 20, 2018 3:43 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,941,886 posts in 322,804 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161202 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Xondu.
387 Guest(s), 8 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
notbob, countess18, justwantofeelnormal, mpost, marcell, ASAdvocate, kit49, Aerose91