Treatment For Asthma?
Good evening, I want to ask, I have recently experienced shortness of breath, even my chest when I lie down feels very heavy to breathe, guess that’s why, where I am now again exposed to fog smoke so severe, sometimes I come out not wearing a mask , but before I had a history of tuberculosis, had recovered about 10 months ago, what efforts could I do to get well, and not overcrowded anymore
Good evening, thanks for the question
Smoke from forest fires can cause health problems ranging from mild to severe and even life threatening. In individuals who have a history of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will be more at risk because the potential symptoms that arise will be more severe. Symptoms that arise in the airways due to exposure to smoke such as shortness, coughing, chest pain, wheezing sound. But not the case with a history of pulmonary TB disease because it is not related to environmental smoke exposure.
If you have a history of these two diseases and experience worsening tightness, you should immediately get medical help. Likewise in your case, do not hesitate to consult a doctor if there has been no improvement in clinical symptoms.
The following are recommendations that can be made when a forest fire disaster is happening, including:
1. As much as possible remain in the house or closed room
2. Avoid exercising outdoors
3. Close the window of the vehicle while driving
4. Doors and windows are always closed
5. Use the air recirculation settings on air conditioners
6. Use a standardized mask if you have to undergo outdoor activities
That's all, hope you can help.