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Asthma and smoke during fire season


WA’s bush fire season runs between November-April. During this time, smoke from fires can seriously affect people’s health. It is important for people living in high risk fire zones to be on high alert for asthma symptoms at all times. Smoke and increased air pollution from fires irritate airways and worsens asthma symptoms, and can cause high emotions such as stress and anxiety.

Symptoms to be alert for include:

1.Difficulty breathing
2.Wheezing
3.Coughing
4.Chest tightness

It’s important for people with asthma to stay on top of their asthma management. For advice you can call the free 1800 ASTHMA Helpline (1800 ASTHMA 278 462) or speak with the team at Next Practice Cloverdale.

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