Dust al­lergy cases on rise

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IS­LAM­ABAD

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.

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