Fireworks pose a threat for asthmatic children

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Fireworks pose a threat for asthmatic children

Researchers have found that fireworks can prove to be a health threat for children suffering from asthma. The breathing in of the smoke and burned particulate of the fireworks can trigger an asthma attack especially in children with severe asthma.

Increased number of severe asthma attacks has been reported in the emergency section of many hospitals especially around festivals like Diwali, Dusshera. Patients mainly complained of severe breathlessness.

Researchers have also observed that some patients presented with respiratory distress or heart failure after exposure to fireworks. Hence experts recommend that asthma patients should be very careful on such festive occasions and try to avoid using fireworks or seeing a firework display.

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