The season of harmattan is here, but while it is what some people look forward to, it is not so for those battling health challenges, such as asthma.
The inhaler is a lifesaver anytime, but you can save yourself alot of crisis, which could get you confined to a hospital bed, while others enjoy the holidays.
1. Stay Indoors More
The best thing to do as an asthmatic patient this season is to stay indoors more. The environment is obviously not friendly towards you, and with your inhaler always in your pocket, do your best to stay in bed.
2. Avoid Dusty Areas
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For asthmatic patients, the dusty winds of harmattan can trigger attacks. This is why they should stay away from dusty areas, and have their inhalers on them at all times. Wearing a nose/face mask is advisable during this period, when one may be forced to have contact with dusty environment.
3. Take Vitamin C
This will help to reduce the likelihood of you contracting the flu, otherwise known as catarrh, which could trigger a crisis.
As there are dust and cold everywhere, taking vitamins generally will help combat the negative effects they could have on the body.
4. Stay Away From Burning Fires
Fires tend to get aggravated during harmattan. Avoid where fires are being set, as it could cause uneasiness in your breathing.
5. Adjust Your Dressing
You can’t go out this season in your casual wears. The weather is drier and harsher than it was months ago. Casual wears cannot give your body the needed protection against the harshness of the weather, which is usually colder this season.