1. Choose a simple hairstyle that doesn't require extensive blow drying or styling.
  2. Conserve energy by sitting in front of a low mirror when shaving or applying makeup, rather than standing bent over the bathroom sink.
  3. Avoid products that are aerosolized or heavily scented, which will irritate your lungs. For example, most deodorants are available in roll-on or solid formulations, and most brands offer fragrance-free or unscented options.
  4. Perfumes and colognes may also make it more difficult for you to breathe, so avoid using these products.

Publication Review By: Peter B. Terry, M.D., M.A.

Published: 20 Jun 2013

Last Modified: 20 Jun 2013