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SOUND: Avoid ex­ces­sively loud crack­ers near res­i­den­tial ar­eas, es­pe­cially when peo­ple are asleep since it can lead to high blood pres­sure and heart at­tacks in ex­treme cases Doc­tors ad­vise peo­ple with an is­chemic heart disease and hy­per­ten­sion to wear cot­ton earplugs

SMOKE: Pa­tients with res­pi­ra­tory ail­ments should avoid go­ing out

In case you are sur­rounded by smoke, use a damp cloth or mask to pre­vent in­hal­ing the smoke

LIGHT: Prox­im­ity to fire­crack­ers can cause tem­po­rary blind­ing and lead to falls and panic Blink reg­u­larly and rest your eyes at reg­u­lar in­ter­vals

BURNS: Keep a bucket of wa­ter handy and seek med­i­cal opin­ion af­ter first aid and pour wa­ter on the burn­ing area. Then ap­ply a aloe vera cream or an an­tibi­otic oint­ment. In case of sec­ond-or third-de­gree burns, never put wa­ter on the wound. Visit doc­tor im­me­di­ately If it is a flame burn, cover the per­son with a thick blan­ket till the flame dies away


In keep­ing with tra­di­tion, chil­dren build a replica of the Sa­j­jan­gad fort as part of Di­wali fes­tiv­i­ties.

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