Sinus allergy and asthma cases are rising with the increase of smog due to dry and cold weather coupled with development works in the city.
This was disclosed by Head of the Pulmonary Department Services Hospital Dr Kamran Khalid Cheema while talking to APP in Lahore on Wednesday.
He urged the people to wear masks to avoid direct exposure to dust and other allergens found in the air.
He said the rate of asthmatic patients had been increased due to dust in the air as it was the harvesting season of rice which raised the dust level.
Laying stress on the precautionary measures especially for sensitive people, he said taking steam was helpful in the present situation, adding that children should be kept in dust free places as they were more sensitive than elders.
He said growing more trees could reduce the pollution in the atmosphere so the people should grow more trees around there living places.
To a question, he said taking flu shot (anti flu vaccine) could be helpful to ward off flu.