Haze is back. As the thick smoke drowns certain places in Klang Valley, the public have been advised to minimise their activities outdoors and take in adequate fluids.
- If you must go out, you should wear a mask. A good one – a surgical mask – would be fine.
- Drink adequate fluid to ensure that the lining of the nose and respiratory airways were well hydrated to make them less susceptible to irritation.
- For the eyes, the haze can cause irritation, conjunctivitis and also secondary bacterial infection through rubbing. Those who wear contact lenses should ensure optimum hygiene of their lenses.
- Blocked nose is quite a common problem but it can cause worsening symptoms for people with pre-existing rhinitis and sinusitis. Sore throats and coughs could result from the haze but it could cause even more problems for patients with a history of asthma.
You should seek medical help immediately should you face any problems.