Spectrum News interviewed Brandi Ewing, director of respiratory services at St. Peter’s Health Partners, for its story on asthma ‘peak week.’ Ewing discussed how early fall, which is when we typically see high amounts of ragweed, pollen, and molds, can be especially dangerous for asthmatics and allergy sufferers.
From the story:
“Respiratory therapists, we’ve all known that at a certain point during the season, everything kind of converges,” said Brandi Ewing, director of respiratory services at St. Peter’s Health Partners.
Ewing says between the weather changing, fall activities and even the kids headed back to school passing germs, it can be a dangerous combination for asthma and allergy sufferers.
“And you end up seeing patients who have increased asthma attacks, increased ER visits, missed days of school, and unfortunately increased hospitalizations,” Ewing said.
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