A simple tip that could make a real difference for asthma sufferers!
Dr Andy Whittamore, clinical lead at Asthma UK and a practising GP, said just going outside on a cold day could be life-threatening for many people with asthma. "Living in the UK means that cold weather is impossible to avoid over winter, but if people have asthma, simply wrapping a scarf around their nose and mouth can warm up the air before they breathe it in, reducing their risk of having an asthma attack. "We are urging everyone - whether they have asthma or know someone that does - to share the message that something as simple as a scarf could save a life." In the UK, 5.4 million people have asthma and just over one million of them are children. Last year, 1,410 people died from asthma - 14 were children.