Are saunas safe with asthma?

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

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    irishgrizzly

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    I've heard they're not, is this true? (I'm talking about "wet" saunas).
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    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.
     
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    irishgrizzly

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    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.
     
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    Iscariot

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    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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