Oh boy, how’s this heat?
If you have asthma, it’s not just sticky armpits and burning hot car seats that you need to contend with in summer. Hot days and steamy nights come with a warning for your breathing, too.

Here’s what to watch out for this summer:
Humidity is the amount of water vapour present in the air. On summer days with high levels of humidity, asthmatics may struggle to breathe and fear an asthma attack due to this increase of moisture in the air.
Thunderstorms bring welcome relief from the heat, but also pose a threat. The sudden changes in air pressure and temperature, coupled with gusty winds sweeping up mold, pollens and fungal spores may provoke an asthma attack.
City pollution like smog, smoke and dust cling best to moist summer air. On ‘bad air days’, asthmatics are vulnerable to inhaling these irritants, increasing risk of breathing problems such as wheezing, and even an attack.
How salt therapy can help.
Salt is hygroscopic, meaning it naturally attracts and absorbs moisture from the air. In summer, this quality is particularly beneficial to asthmatics. During a salt therapy session, the tiny aerosol particles of pharmaceutical grade salt are breathed deep into the lungs. This gently and effectively draws out any excess moisture that could potentially constrict the airways.