What NSW Asthma Sufferers Need To Know This Morning
It's that time of year again.
Sydneysiders woke up to smoky, hazy conditions on Monday morning as NSW Fire & Rescue carried out hazard reductions burns in the Blue Mountains.
And with further back burning expected today, asthma sufferers are being reminded to take extra precautions to reduce the risk of triggering their condition.
As always, avoid going outside unless absolutely necessary, keeping all windows and doors closed; if you do have to go out, make sure your car air conditioning is set to recycle.
You can skip the outdoor workouts until the smoke clears, too, and continue to use your asthma preventer as prescribed.
Asthma Australia also recommend keeping your reliever medication - your blue or grey puffer - on you at all times and use as soon as you get symptoms.
If you notice that your medication isn't working as usual or you're needing it more frequently, it's advised that you seek urgent medical attention.
And keep an eye out for older people and children, who are most at risk in conditions like today's.
Be careful out there!