Smoke from wildfires may cause coughing, a scratchy throat, irritated sinuses, shortness of breath, ches pains, headaches, stinging eyes and a runny nose.
Problems can begin a very short time after breathing in smoke and without warning.
DOH-Broward offers these recommendations:
Limit outdoor activities and remain in an air-conditioned environment, if possible.
Avoid activities that put extra demands on your lungs and heart. These include exercising or physical chores, both outdoors and indoors.
Make sure you take all your medications according to your doctor’s instructions.