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Diwali is the festival of lights, colours, crackers and sweets. And with fun and joy, it also welcomes unwanted accidents and health hazards. But following few tips can help you to celebrate this festival with all the pomp and fare. Dr Sunandini Sharma, the Chief Health Officer and Co-founder at Jiyo Natural Pvt. Ltd., Medikoe Platform, shares few handy tips for a safe Diwali.
Keep a first aid kit within reach as it can help you to prevent major health complications, in case of an accident. Make sure the kit contains eye drops, burn creams and inhalers in addition to other essential items during this time.
The loud noise of fireworks can not only damage your ear drums but also result in increased heart rate, especially in old people and those suffering from cardiac health problems. Hence, it is advised to invest in an earplug (noise cancellation ear phones) and wear it during the wee hours of bursting crackers.
As bursting crackers adds to the air pollution, make sure you keep an anti-pollution mask handy. This is a must for people suffering from chronic lung diseases, COPD or asthma as they could suffer from breathlessness due to the smoke. Also, never leave your house without wearing a mask during the festive season.
Diwali undoubtedly calls out for a grand celebration but make sure you keep a tab on your booze. Excessive alcohol can not only lead to dehydration or hangovers, but also increase the risk of accidents. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
Wearing new clothes during the festive is a must but keep in mind to buy right clothes. Avoid wearing loose attire like lehanga and choli, saris and lungis while lighting diyas or bursting firecrackers as it ups the risk of getting fire. Also stay away from wearing clothes made from inflammable materials such as nylon and polyester.