Precautions for Asthma Patients this Diwali

Do’s

  • Remain indoors to avoid exposure to smoke of crackers
  • Cover your face with hanky or mask while venturing out
  • Do repeated hand washing to prevent infection
  • Do Relaxed and deep breathing exercise like pranayam
  • Do steam inhalation 2 or 3 times a day to keep your mucous soft and prevent congestion
  • Continue preventive and controller inhalers therapy even if you are fine
  • Get vaccination for common cold and flu

Dont’s

  • Avoid crackers of any kind because smoke from any source is harmful
  • Avoid outdoor exercises
  • Avoid oily food as bloating of stomach can be a trigger
  • Keep away from dust while your house is being cleaned
  • Avoid lighting Diyas and candles inside your house to prevent indoor air pollution
  • Avoid cooking which produces a lot of smoke
 
General Precautions 

 

Action / Karma Reaction / Fruit
Stay indoors Avoid peak pollution hours
Candles & Diyas in balcony / outdoors Avoid self – created Indoor Pollution
Air Conditioners without much cooling Filtered / Cleaner Indoor Air

Avoid too many sweets / fried foods

 

Maintain a healthy balance

 

 

Do’s For those with Allergies / Sensitive Airways

 

Action / Karma Reaction / Fruit

Stay away from people suffering from respiratory symptoms

 

Avoid air borne infections
Consult your doctor for extra medications for few days Protect your child against triggers
Consult your doctor for increase in preventers Protect your child against acute exacerbations
Minimize use of cosmetics Avoid skin allergies
Avoid scented candles / perfumes Avoid Emergencies
Make sure you have all emergency medications Plan for Emergencies

 

This advisory is from our Health Partner Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram

 

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