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Hello my husband was diagnosed with asthma/fixed airway obstruction (which I assume is copd) in 2015. He has not had to take any emergency medication since then until March of this year when he had his first flare up during freezing weather with snow on the ground. since then he has had another couple of flares and has had to take steroids each time on advice of his gp, although only one lot of antibiotics. We pushed to be referred to the hospital consultant for a thorough examination. Actually he was diagnosed in Greater London but we now live in Greater Manchester. My question which obviously we will ask the consultant once we get an appointment is this. We are due to go to a family wedding in August 200 miles away in the South. This will involve a long car journey which usually takes around 4 hours but can take much longer of course as you can never plan for traffic etc. What is really concerning us is should the weather be hot in August and especially knowing it will be even hotter down South should we go to the wedding. The hotel etc is booked but as I don't drive myself all the driving will be down to my husband something he is used to but at 72 and with these health problems should we just cancel. The weather here for the last couple of weeks has been in the low 20's so nice but not very hot but the pollen count is very high and this is definitely affecting him. Even myself with mild asthma have had to take my reliever inhaler during the day which is rare. Any advice would be appreciated. My husband thinks I am worrying about nothing but being a worrier I am imagining him unable to breath stuck on a motorway. Thank you so much for reading this.
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