Dr. Wadhah Al-Otaibi, a Pediatric Pulmonary Consultant at King Fahd Medical City (KFMC), warned against wrapped furniture after being washed in laundries, as they become shelter for straw mites that cause children's allergies, saying that exposing furniture to sunlight is the best way to kill such mites.
"During the autumn season, which is the transition from summer to winter, healthy children who do not have chronic diseases such as allergies, sinusitis or eczema often develop allergies triggered by some trees calling to wear cotton clothes ", she added.
For patients with sinusitis, Dr. AL-Otaibi said that it is better to sleep in a room with humidifiers to help purifying and moisturizing the room air, and, if the child has health problems, avoid crowded places such as shopping malls and parks as they are home to viruses. She, in addition, emphasized on the importance of taking the seasonal vaccinations.
Dr. Al-Otaibi also warned against seeking the advice of relatives and friends or using the search engines to identify the symptoms of the disease or find a prescription, stressing that one must visit the specialist physician to examine the case and to know the causes of disease as they vary from one case to another.