Florida Doctors Suggest Flu Shots to Avoid Cold Weather Asthma Attacks

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Doctors warn that deep freeze is triggering asthma attacks. Dr. David Williams is an emergency medicine specialist and the medical director of Medfast Urgent Care Centers in Brevard, Florida. Dr. Williams says he is treating a lot of people for upper respiratory infections, some pneumonia and bronchitis. He notes that the cold weather can trigger bronchial spasms and cause some to have breathing difficulties.

Dr. Williams suggests to stay warm and to get your flu shot. In a normal year, the number of flu cases begins to rise in late December and continues through late February each year, according to Florida health officials.

Flu.gov also suggests other flu-prevention techniques like avoiding close contact with people who are coughing or appear ill, avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth and washing your hands frequently.

Dr. Steve Badolato
is a family medicine specialist with the Premier Urgent Care in Melbourne, Florida. His waiting rooms are packed with patients suffering from asthma-like symptoms.

The cold weather is triggering a lot of wheezing in my asthma patients. We’ve just started seeing it.

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