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6 tips for asthma in dust

6 tips for asthma in dust

Tips for asthma patients with adequate awareness of asthma for residents of the Gulf countries is extremely important especially when living in a climate with obvious environmental triggers such as sandstorms. Many studies have been conducted in the area of the Arabian Peninsula, which they are known to be affected by high sand storms, and these studies confirmed the increased prevalence of asthma in those countries. It has also been reported that sandstorms often cause adverse health effects on respiratory function, which may occur when direct exposure to Sandstorm dust particles for only 15 minutes and can lead to asthma. Asthma requires long-term treatment but can be controlled if precautions are taken to reduce the severity of symptoms.

Knowing how to control asthma symptoms during sandstorms helps sufferers have a better life. Dr. Mohamed Samir, Regional Medical Director at Mende Pharma

  • 6 tips for asthma sufferers to get past the sandstorm season

1. Stay indoors: it is recommended to stay indoors as much as possible during sandstorms and make sure windows and doors are tightly closed. Avoid exposure to any of the common allergens during sandstorms that can trigger asthma.

2. Monitoring weather and air pollution forecasts: it is recommended for asthmatics to check the weather regularly and follow the meteorology daily especially during the sandstorm season. Keeping track of your local weather station helps you take precautions and plan ahead for daily activities.

3. Cleaning air conditioner ducts: being in a hot climate means that we spend most of our time indoors and use air conditioning regularly. Air conditioning vents collect dust and can be harmful if not cleaned and checked regularly. Air conditioning units must be periodically maintained and cleaned every six months to avoid dust accumulation in the ducts and exits.

4. Use an air purifier: sandstorms affect allergy sufferers and asthmatics the most. Use an air purifier can help reduce indoor pollution and helps you breathe better. Air purifiers undoubtedly help in the treatment of asthma because they remove allergens and particles that can trigger asthma symptoms, by directing air through the filter filter. If you have asthma can your air purifier can help you breathe more easily by improving the indoor air quality.

5. Apply face mask when outdoors: it is advisable to apply a medical face mask or use a wet towel during sandstorms to prevent inhalation of dust atoms. And do not forget to switch them regularly too.

6. Keep drinking fluids: drinking fluids and water in particular is extremely important during sandstorms. Always remember to keep fluid intake or even spray water spray on the face and eyes if there is any direct contact with dust.

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