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Short Cuts:HEALTH BEAT
Plenty to Wheeze At
While on home turf, most asthma sufferers know exactly what
triggers their shortness of breath or painful wheezing and
coughing. But when in another part of the country or the world,
even the most careful asthmatic can be caught off guard.
Dr. Alan Muney, executive vice president and chief medical
officer of Oxford Health Plans in Trumbull, Conn., and Dr. Terry
Fitzgerald, director of Oxford’s asthma disease management program,
offer these tips to help travelers breathe easier.
• Always request a nonsmoking room when making hotel
• To keep medications close at hand, pack them in carry-on
luggage and bring enough for the duration of the trip.
• Nebulizer users should always bring an electric-socket adapter
when traveling outside the country.
• Because seasons begin and end at different times in different
regions, bring proper medication for seasonal symptoms. Molds and
pollen in foreign places can trigger an unexpected reaction.
For more information, consult your doctor or visit www.oxhp.com.
• CARLA BENINI
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