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Asthma Warning As Bushfires Burn

As bushfires continue to rage across south-eastern Australia, AMA Vice-President, Dr Choong-Siew Yong, today cautioned people with //asthma or other respiratory and cardiac conditions to take extra care during periods of smoke haze.

'Smoke generated by bushfires can be dangerous to anyone’s health, but that's particularly true for people with pre-existing respiratory or heart conditions,' Dr Yong said.

'Large airborne particles such as embers can irritate the nose, throat and lungs.

'Small particles can be breathed in and damage the lungs.'

Signs of smoke irritation include a sore throat, itchy eyes, runny nose and coughing.

'In healthy adults, the effects of short term exposure to smoke will clear up fairly quickly once the smoke has gone away,' said Dr Yong.

'But if you're asthmatic, the air pollution can be a catalyst for symptoms such as wheezing, coughing and chest tightness.

'Likewise, people with heart and lung conditions, children, the elderly, and smokers, are more sensitive to the effects of inhaling small particles.'

Dr Yong urged people to protect themselves from exposure to bushfire smoke by:

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