Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia

Does Winter Weather Cause Asthma Attacks?

Does Winter Weather Cause Asthma Attacks?

Managing Winter Asthma Attacks

Though winter is filled with common illnesses that can trigger breathing issues, your asthma may also be flaring up. Keep reading to learn how our Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia team can help you find relief.

Winter Weather & Breathing Issues

As winter temperatures continue to drop here in Georgia, cold, dry air can irritate your airways, causing the muscles inside to tighten or spasm. Additionally, indoor allergens can cause your symptoms to progress due to increased HVAC usage.

The key to managing your symptoms this season is to clean your home’s heating and cooling unit, practice proper hygiene to avoid becoming sick, and cover your face with a warm scarf when outdoors to prevent cold air from hitting your lungs.


Adding a humidifier to your home’s common spaces is another great way to add moisture to the air, helping you to breathe easier. If you do struggle with your asthma in the cooler months, you should seek treatment from one of our board-certified asthma specialists to help you find relief.

Winter Asthma Appointments

Schedule your same-day appointment with Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia today. Our team of board-certified allergy specialists will discuss your options and recommend an appropriate course of treatment. Contact us at (770) 727-3142 or visit us online to book your appointment.