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hi loves. if you are like me with an impaired immune system and suffer from an invisible illness, please be advised smoke and fire season is no joke. several years ago i had valley fever and was at least 10 miles from the fire. you never know and it can be very crippling!
so here are just a few hints for how to help yourself during fire season:
– keep indoors unless necessary.
– stay HYDRATED! you need to flush out your lungs.
– wear a mask or cover your mouth/nose when outside but know those won’t help with fine particles!!
– avoid burning candles, frying meat, even vacuuming, which can all add more tiny particles to the air.
and please remember dogs, horses and livestock are also susceptible to catching valley fever and other smoke induced illnesses. for info on valley fever in dogs – check out VCA.