Sarawak residents particularly those in the north have been advised to reduce unnecessary outdoor activities in light of the haze. State Health director Dr Jamilah said drinking at least eight glasses of water was necessary to stay hydrated.
“Wash your face and other parts of the body that had been exposed to the haze. "Those who are coughing, have flu, asthma, eye infection, or chronic lung infection must seek treatment promptly if their condition worsens," she said in a statement here today.
She said other symptoms that should alert residents to seek immediate treatment are a stinging sensation in the eyes, watery eyes, itchy throat, constant coughing, runny nose, sneezing, difficulty in breathing, chest pain and tingling skin.
Further information is available at www.myhealth.gov.my or www.infosihat.gov.my.