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I have read that playing a wind instrument is supposed to be helpful for people with asthma, but I have noticed that when ever I start playing the recorder with any seriousness (ie practicing on a regular basis) my asthma always gets worse. My allergies are now kicking in, but I started playing this year while they were still calm.
Could the recorder cause an issue?
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replied November 26th, 2010
Welcome to the forum and I am glad to help you out. Playing a musical instrument with mouth is definitely a good exercise.

However, it makes sense to avoid using the same when one is having an acute respiratory illness like bronchial asthma. Once the asthma is settled with the use of the drugs, then the musical instrument can definitely be played. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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