Heat mask useful for cold-induced asthma
Wed May 10, 2006
By Anthony J. Brown, MD
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A heat exchange mask, designed to improve comfort in cold temperatures, also seems to protect against asthma triggered by breathing cold, dry air, according to a report in the medical journal Chest.
Asthma occurs when the airways tighten, limiting breathing. Cold, dry air is one of the most common triggers of an asthma attack.
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