Bitter cold dangerous for asthmatics

(01/22/03) SOUNDVIEW - For those with asthma, each season presents different medical problems. And now that the Bronx is in a deep freeze, doctors warn that it can be a potentially dangerous time for asthmatics.

Many asthmatics complain that a key source of an attack can be cold air and exercise. Doctors say people should use the following tips as a guide:Stayed bundled up and keep your nose moistMonitor air quality indoors by using a humidifierStay clear of cigarette smoke, dust and pet hairGet a flu shot

Doctors say sticking to those tips can prevent flair ups.

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