It's everywhere, the dark clouds and burning smell of smoke left behind by last week's fires. And asthma patients are feeling the punch.
Doctors say there are a few things you can do to make life easier such as wearing a mask or staying indoors. Patients who have a history of asthma or allergies should stay indoors in air conditioning.
Experts also say patients shouldn't treat this lightly, but rather as a reminder to always be ready.
"When humidity is high I try to stay cool and if I have to deal with the heat, I just keep my medicines with me. I have my inhaler right here."
The American Lung Association also recommends having an air filter in your home to eliminate air particles and keep your home allergy free.
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