Heat mask useful for cold-induced asthma

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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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