Dust al­lergy cases on rise in twin ci­ties

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES - IS­LAM­ABAD—

Due to pre­vail­ing cold and dry weather con­di­tions, res­i­dents of twin ci­ties of Rawalpindi and Is­lam­abad, es­pe­cially those liv­ing along busy roads and crowded mar­kets, are fac­ing prob­lem of dust al­lergy.

The low tem­per­a­ture and dearth of rains have also added to the risk of dust al­lergy among the el­derly peo­ple and chil­dren. A lot of road con­struc­tion work is also un­der progress in Rawalpindi and the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal while many roads are bro­ken in some ar­eas.

The doc­tors have ad­vised the peo­ple, who are prone to dust al­lergy, avoid go­ing out­side with­out wear­ing masks.

Physi­cian Dr. Ab­dul Rauf told APP that the al­lergy cases have con­sid­er­ably in­creased due to cold and dry weather. The num­ber of pa­tients suf­fer­ing from skin rashes, flu, cough, sneez­ing and asthma had risen. He ad­vised the peo­ple to use masks and re­strict their out­door ac­tiv­i­ties, es­pe­cially in the evening. —APP

Chair­man Metro Bus Project Hanif Ab­basi lis­ten­ing to the prob­lems of traders at a meet­ing in RDA of­fice on Satur­day.

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