How to stay healthy during harmattan

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The harmattan has brought dust and dry air with it. Surprisingly, there is extreme heat in place of what was meant to be cold weather, which could lead to dehydration if not carefully managed.

Medical experts have warned that people should avoid or minimize unnecessary exposure to the harsh impacts of the weather. They advise drinking plenty of water during the day, and even at night, to combat the dryness and hydrate the body.

Yellow urine, headaches, muscle cramps, weariness, decreased urination, light-headedness, and constipation are all signs of dehydration.

To deal with this season, we should take the following steps:

– Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

– Wash your eyes frequently to avoid the normal occurrence of red eyes during harmattan.

– When it’s dusty, use a mask or a towel to cover your nose and mouth.

– Avoid or limit outdoor activities, particularly if you suffer from allergies.

– Stay inside to avoid inhaling hazardous particles carried by the wind.

– Dress in layers to keep your body warm.

– If your eyes are red, irritated, or runny, visit the clinic.

– Seek medical attention if your nose is runny, itching, sneezing, or stuffy.

– Keep all of the doors and windows shut.

– Moisturizers should always be used to avoid dry skin and palms.

– To avoid cracked lips, apply lip balm.

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