Humidity makes the air stagnant due to which pollutants and allergens like pollen, dust, mould, dust mites, and smoke get trapped in the atmosphere. This worsens respiratory disorders like breathlessness, nasal congestion, cough, excess mucus production, and wheezing.
Humid air can lead to COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) flare-up. Patients will experience difficulty in breathing when temperatures drop below 32°F (0°C) or go above 90°F (32.2°C). Excessive wind can also make it harder to breathe, along with the humidity, ozone levels, and pollen counts which acts as the primary cause of the condition.
Follow these tips to protect your lungs against any humidity-related discomforts and diseases:
Individuals experiencing allergy symptoms should seek the help of their physician and enquire about taking allergy medication for relief. Options include over-the-counter antihistamines, nasal steroids, decongestants, and inhalers. Our team of specialized doctors at KIMS Respiratory Medicine Department can give holistic care to all our patients, both adults, and children including babies with lung-related issues.