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5 Important Bonfire Night Safety Tips for People with Asthma

Bonfire Night can be dangerous for people with asthma. The smoke and fumes produced by bonfires and fireworks can cause people with asthma to experience symptoms. With Bonfire Night just around the corner, we thought we’d advise you on how to make sure you’re prepared!

Here are some of our best tips for having a safe Bonfire Night if you have asthma.

  1. Use your brown preventer inhaler as prescribed to help stop your asthma symptoms from arising.

  2. Carry your blue reliever inhaler on you so you can tackle any asthma symptoms that you may exhibit.

  3. Be aware of smoke fumes from fireworks and bonfires. These fumes can be extra dangerous for people with asthma. If you find that these fumes are causing you to exhibit symptoms, make sure to be as far away from them as possible!

  4. Dress appropriately for the weather! Cold and wet weather can cause asthma symptoms.

  5. Make sure the people you’re with know what to do if your asthma symptoms arise, especially if they suddenly get worse than normal. It’s important that the people around you know when to help you seek medical attention!

If you’re not sure whether or not you have asthma, it’s important to see your GP to discuss treatment.

It’s also vital that you know how to properly use your inhaler. Not using your inhaler properly can mean it will be less effective. Brush up on your inhaler technique before Bonfire Night to ensure that you have a happy and healthy evening!