Dr. Kapil Tyagi, Director of ‘Kapil Tyagi Ayurveda Clinic’ located at E-260 Sector 27, Noida. According to the CDC, the weather is also changing and it is also the time of pollen, which can aggravate asthma and respiratory allergies. Although asthma patients should avoid the colors of Holi, but if you are planning to play Holi, then you should take special care of some things.
avoid plant pollen
The festival of Holi comes during the harvest season. Trees and plants release pollen these days. This increases the risk of allergies, sneezing, wheezing and asthma attacks. Asthma or respiratory patients should stay indoors as much as possible. If going out to play Holi, they should cover their nose and mouth with a mask or a damp cloth and carry their inhalers along.
use good colors
Many of the dry and wet colors of Holi can aggravate irritations, allergies, sneezing or wheezing. Most asthma patients also have skin allergies and Holi colors can aggravate it. Use safe colors instead. As much as possible, try to avoid avoiding color.
carry an inhaler with you
Asthma is the cause of inflammation of the lungs. When the lungs are exposed to cold air or a change in weather, they tend to spasm or constrict, making it difficult for a person to breathe. If for some reason you feel that your condition is getting worse while playing Holi, then inhaler can save your life.
Avoid alcohol and smoking
Undoubtedly, Holi is a festival of fun and frolic and on this day people also get intoxicated but you should be careful about your health. Drinking or smoking weed can worsen your health and cause discolouration.
don’t ignore the symptoms
Before an asthma attack, you may feel symptoms like tightness in the chest, difficulty in breathing, wheezing, cough and low oxygen level. Use your inhaler immediately if you feel these symptoms. If you don’t have an inhaler, a nebulizer may work. If the symptoms do not subside, go to the nearest hospital immediately.
Take special care of these things too
Tell your friends that you are asthmatic so that you don’t wear colours, include foods with vitamin D in your diet, stay away from anxiety and stress and don’t get too excited and take your medicines on time.
Disclaimer: This article is for general information only. It cannot be a substitute for any medicine or treatment in any way. Always consult your doctor for more details.