Pulmonologist Questions Cystic Fibrosis

Humidity and CF?

My family is traveling to Puerto Rico. Is it safe for me to join them with my cystic fibrosis? I know it's really humid there. I live in New Mexico so it's not humid where I am. Will I be in danger?

1 Answer

I think everyone will be different, but from some of the comments people have made about their CF and hot humid weather, it is more difficult to breath. Don't forget that type of weather causes lots of perspiration and the loss of salt will need to be addressed with hydration and salt replacement. With the recent hurricane, not all of Puerto Rico is up and running, so there may still be areas without electricity. Make sure you check that where you are staying has all the basics you may need.