Dust allergy cases on rise
Due to the prevailing dry weather conditions, people are suffering from dust allergy, especially those living alongside busy roads and crowded markets in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
The relatively low temperature coupled with dry weather has increased the risk of dust allergy among the people, particularly the children. A lot of construction work is also under progress in Rawalpindi and Islamabad where roads and underpasses are being built while dilapidated roads in some areas are also main cause of dust allergy. The doctors have advised those who are prone to dust allergy to avoid going outside without mask. A private physician, Dr. Abdul Rauf told media that the allergy cases have considerably increased due to dry spell.
The number of patients suffering from skin rashes, flu, cough, sneezing and asthma has risen, he added. He recommended the citizens to take precautions for avoiding dust while wear masks and restrict their outdoor activities especially in the evening.