Because the hazy climate persists, a medical skilled has suggested Nigerians on the significance of all the time placing on their face masks as a method of curbing the potential for respiratory infections.
In a chat with DAILY POST, Dr. Emeka Azubuike, acknowledged that in current days, the necessity to use face masks has elevated as a result of haze skilled in some states of the nation, together with Osun.
In keeping with him, the breeze blows mud particles which when will get into the respiratory canal might trigger irritations and infections.
These irritations he revealed might turn into opportunistic infections which can in excessive instances require hospitalisation.
In keeping with him, “You might discover that the climate appears a bit cloudy and dusty. Don’t be deceived, it’s not cloud however mud.
“It would appear as in case you really feel dry throat, painful and dry nostril, eye and throat irritation. That could be a regular physique response. My advise is that individuals ought to all the time go about sporting their face masks since we’re already used to it.
“Nigeria will not be the one nation experiencing this phenomenon. Some nations are experiencing far worse conditions. What they do is to make use of face masks.
“Some years in the past, individuals would use petroleum jelly to lubricate the liner of their nostril to forestall dryness however it’s not advisable once more.
“We should always all the time placed on our face masks no less than till the haze subsides.”
Whereas advising in opposition to actions that may trigger air pollution by mud, the doctor added that there’s a scientific clarification to the bizarre hazy climate.
He suggested moms to do all it takes to guard their infants and to not expose them to the haze, including that they need to restrict the best way they take their infants exterior.
“Don’t take your infants exterior on this haze besides when it is rather necessary and if you do, guarantee they’re correctly lined as this gives some degree of safety for the newborn.
“Moms whose kids are of college age ought to guarantee they exit with their face masks on. They need to be informed to place it on all the time particularly when they’re within the open.”
DAILY POST studies that haze is being skilled in some states of the nation together with Osun, a situation which many residents of Osogbo attribute to the change in climate sample from harmattan to wet season.