Egypt Independent

How to protect yourself from dust storms

The Health Ministry has advised people with allergies, children and pregnant women to wear wet masks, drink a lot of water and eat food rich in vitamin C to protect themselves from dust storms.
Dr. Maged Refaat of Ain Shams University said allergies are a genetic condition, but pollution and smoking increase risks. “Patients with allergies may need to ask their doctors if they should increase the dosage of their medication in this weather,” he said.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm