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Exercise Induced Asthma


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What is exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

Some people only have asthma symptoms when they exercise or play sports. People with EIA have airways that are overly sensitive to sudden changes in temperature and humidity, especially when breathing colder, drier air during aerobic exercise. There are some things you can do to help control exercise-induced asthma.

If you are having trouble with your asthma while you are exercising, try the following:

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Written and reviewed by the CYWH Staff at Boston Children's Hospital


Updated: 4/4/2012

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