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Allergy During Festive Season

Many families will be decorating their homes, going to parties, and travelling to see friends and family throughout the next weeks and during the festive season. These activities may cause an attack for those who have allergies or asthma. It is simple to forget to take the necessary precautions to control symptoms when one has a hectic schedule.

Dust is a typical festive allergy. Although dust mites are always present, they tend to be more active around this time of year due to the increased activity in the home, such as hosting parties and more visitors. Try to vacuum frequently if you have an allergy to these microscopic particles that reside in your carpets, beds, pillows, and other soft furnishings. People should frequently change their bedding during this season since piles of clean sheets or clothing can also serve as a breeding ground for these allergies.

For anyone with asthma, prolonged exposure to the festival's air pollution may be harmful. They could be prone to asthma attacks, wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing.

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It is important to take precautions to reduce one's exposure to pollutants, and it is preferable for those who suffer from respiratory diseases like asthma to spend as much time indoors as possible.

If going outside, using a N95 mask could stop hazardous smoke from entering the nose. Children with respiratory issues may be treated with nebulization in addition to medication after consulting with their doctors.

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People with asthma should also keep their inhaler close at hand and refrain from participating in Diwali cleaning or breathing in the smell of fresh paint.

It is advised to get emergency medical attention if you have significant breathlessness that won't go away. Before seeking medical attention, one shouldn't hold off too long till the symptoms become more severe.

Pay attention to cleanliness by instructing your child to gently wash their eyes and wash their hands frequently with soap and water. If the youngster feels any irritation, ask them to blow their noses.

It is recommended to see an allergist rather than take any over-the-counter medications if you have severe and ongoing allergy symptoms. The allergist will conduct a test to identify the kind of allergy and allergens involved if you experience symptoms including breathing trouble, nasal congestion, wheezing, eczema, or hives (itchy red spots on the skin). The most effective technique to identify the allergens causing your symptoms is through allergy testing.


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