Bhubaneswar: With an active monsoon and lack of regular sunlight, experts dealing with cases of allergy and pulmonary health have warned of outbreak of several sporadic health issues like allergies and asthma.
The experts attributed the lack of sunlight, growth of fungus and other germs in the surroundings as prime reasons behind escalation of these kinds of health hazards during the rains besides threat from common cold.
Debasis Behera, Pulmonologist from Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), said that lack of sunlight obstructs natural absorption of Vitamin D which further triggers allergic reactions and pulmonary health issues like asthma. He also admitted that during monsoon season the cases of asthma often rise.
“Asthma is a chronic health issue affecting air passages to the lungs. The patients often see inflammation in their air passages. Several common symptoms like wheezing, coughing and breathing difficulties mark the disease. Prevention and expert advice can help in better management of the disease,” he said.
Other health professionals claimed that some preventive measures can help in managing the issues better. Manoj Lath, ENT (ear, nose & throat) expert, claimed that using masks and avoiding exposure to allergens could also help in this regard.
Experts claimed that rise in count of dust mites present on the floors during monsoons can aggravate asthma and allergy among vulnerable people.
“One common method to prevent triggering of asthma and allergy is to avoid the allergens like dusts in everyday live. Using masks while cleaning and dusting could be one of the best ways to avoid such conditions naturally,” he said.
According to medical experts, asthma, despite its considerable prevalence, remains one of the poorly controlled diseases in the country. Pulmonologists advise the asthma patient to use specialised inhalers containing steroids (in mild quantity), which goes directly into the lungs and gives relief to the patient.