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Mask and Monitor EIB

For patients who have exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) and wish to exercise in cold weather, a simple mask to warm the air before inhalation will reduce sinus and bronchial irritation. The mask need not be specialized; a neck or face warmer works well, and, when minimal warming is needed, a dust mask is helpful. The patient should monitor the outdoor temperature and determine the threshold that elicits his or her bronchospasm (often below 50°F or 40°F).

- Chuck Whedon, MS, ATC/R, Glassboro, New Jersey

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