We all know that the cold weather can affect our asthma, it’s important for us to ensure that you have all the information you require when such weather warnings are issued. Please do not ignore them they are warnings for a reason. Remember that theirs a few things you can do to reduce the risks of you or someone you care about having a potentially life threatening asthma attack. The most simplest is try to limit your exposure to the extreme weather however we do appreciate that sometimes their no other choice but to get wrapped up and leave the house. If this is the case wrap a scarf loosely around the nose and mouth, this will warm the air slightly reducing the risks of the lungs going into spasm potentially triggering an attack. We say this every single day but its vital and so important that you remember your emergency reliever inhalers (often blue) these as you know will save your life. Even if you are popping to the shops take it with you, you wouldn’t leave your mobile so please don.t leave your inhaler.

 

The outlook

Between 09:00 Wed 22nd and 07:00 Thu 23rd

Strong winds are expected to move east across England and Wales during Wednesday. The strongest winds will finally ease from the SE of England around dawn on Thursday. Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely whilst outbreaks of rain, occasionally heavy, will add to the difficult travel conditions.

 

Between 03:00 Thu 23rd and 13:00 Thu 23rd

An area of snow is expected to affect parts of Scotland on Thursday morning. Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.

 

Between 09:00 Wed 22nd and 07:00 Thu 23rd

Strong winds are expected to move east across England and Wales during Wednesday. The strongest winds will finally ease from the SE of England around dawn on Thursday. Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely whilst outbreaks of rain, occasionally heavy, will add to the difficult travel conditions.

 

If you are ever concerned about your own asthma or someone you care about’s asthma then call your local GP surgery for information and assistance. REMEMBER if some one if having an asthma attack and the medication (blue inhaler) is not working and you are concerned call 999 immediately.

 

NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), East Riding of Yorkshire CCG, City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCP), Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council have commissioned the following site packed with information on how to keep well this winter. Its a lot broader than asthma. The cold weather impacts so many of our most vulnerable so its important that we ensure the advice people may need is available for anyone and everyone click here to look at the Stay well Website