It poured yesterday morning! We were so glad that it poured. But then it just suddenly stopped after 5 minutes. But the haze was not that bad yesterday. Today is even better than yesterday. The clouds and sun and sky are visible today. It is also a very windy day. And there is no acrid, burning smell at all! I quickly seized the opportunity to wash the bedsheets!
There are signs that we will be having water shortage due to the prolonged, dry season. And the haze will definitely return.
Here are some tips on how to survive the haze:
1. Facial Masks
Wear them the moment you head outdoors. Some wear them all the time.
2. Eye drops
Unfortunately, there are no 'eye' masks to protect the haze from irritating the eyes. Wash the eyes with eye drops. Allergy eye drops help too if the eyes break out in an allergic reaction.
Drinking lots of water will help to cleanse the toxins out from the system.
4. Washing Your Nostrils
Nasal irrigation is a good way to wash/cleanse your nostrils. It can help lessen the irritation caused by the haze. Click here to read more.
Saline nasal spray is another good alternative.
5. Stay Indoors
Do not attempt any outdoor activities. You will pay dearly!
Also try not to dry your laundry outside during the hazy season. Either hang them inside your house or use a dryer. It will save you from misery. The particles from the haze can cause you to itch and scratch like a dog infected with fleas. And the laundry will REEK of the smell of the haze.
7. Air Purifier
Have a few in the house and switch them on. It will help clear and purify the air.
8. Close All Doors and Windows
Don't bother to 'air' the house. There is no 'fresh air' outside during the hazy season.
9. Fix Any Gaps in Windows or Doors
This is to ensure that the smell of the haze does not seep into the house.
10. Air-Condition the House
Use the air-con to clear and circulate the air. Otherwise you might fall sick from the stale, recycled in-door air.