There’s a bad day in Southeast Asia as Singapore and Malaysia get haze. The haze full of pollutants and asthma people will suffer more.
During bad hazy days, children with moderate or severe asthma have to be more careful because the high concentration of particulate matters in the smoke haze may irritate the sensitive airways and trigger off an attack. For non-asthmatic children, bad hazy conditions would also bring on mild symptoms like irritation of the eyes, nose or skin rashes.
The particulate matters found in the hazy air may also affect the elderly who already have underlying heart and lung diseases and cause them to cough or become breathless.
When the air is too polluted, say the PSI reading falls within the unhealthy range, it is better for elderly persons to stay indoors. They should rest well, sleep well and drink lots of water to flush away any irritants that get into the airways. This way, they can avoid falling sick because once they’re ill, it may be difficult to recover while the air is still thick with smoke haze.
Take note if you have the following symptoms of asthma:
- Wheezing sound
- Cough particularly at night
- Difficulty in breathing
- Chest tightness
Take Extra Care
A few simple measures can help beef up our body’s immune system.
- Drink more water
- Drink less coffee or alcohol
- Green leafy vegetables and fruit
- Oily fish like sardines
- Dairy products
- Red meat
Source :- FB Singapore General Hospital
Other than that I’m recommend you some other tips dealing with the haze
- Avoid outdoor activity.
- Use mask if going outside
- Use eye drop to clean the eyelids
- Frequently wash your hand
- Avoid smoking
- See your doctor immediately if your condition worse