Are saunas safe with asthma?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by irishgrizzly, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    I've heard they're not, is this true? (I'm talking about "wet" saunas).
  2. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I'm no doctor and you really should consult one before you leap into one, but I was told for my case to avoid it. I have been in one twice and once I felt fine, another I felt suffocated. The extra added moisture caused my airways to basically seize and caused a brutal asthma attack. Depending upon your asthma both dry and wet heat can cause problems, however, I haven't any issue with really hot showers. I would simply consult a doctor first.
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    Thanks for the reply. A few points; It's for my GF – she won't go near one as is, but I've heard they're used as a treatment for asthma. She says the trouble is the chlorine that is in the sauna from the swimming pool.
  4. macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2007
    Diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks, or diff'rent stimuli for diff'rent bronchial airways. Consult a doctor or you're playing with fire.

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