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Some health problems, such as asthma, sore throat and colds, are triggered or worsened by cold weather. Here's how to help your body deal with cold weather ailments.
You can help prevent colds by washing your hands regularly. This destroys bugs that you may have picked up from touching surfaces used by other people, such as light switches and door handles. It's also important to keep the house and any household items such as cups, glasses and towels clean, especially if someone in your house is ill.
Sore throats are common in winter and are almost always caused by viral infections. There's some evidence that changes in temperature, such as going from a warm, centrally heated room to the icy outdoors, can also affect the throat
Cold air is a major trigger of asthma symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath. People with asthma should be especially careful in winter. Healthy tip: Stay indoors on very cold, windy days. If you do go out, wear a scarf over your nose and mouth. Be extra vigilant about taking your regular medications, and keep rescue inhalers close by.
Come visit us and talk to our pharmacist about the right medication for your allergy/cold symptoms.
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