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No marked rise in patients with allergy, respiratory complications post-Diwali: Doctors

Allergy and respiratory complications were reported to Delhi hospitals on Thursday, but doctors said there was no marked rise in the number of such patients a day after Diwali even though air pollution rose to hazardous levels due to bursting of firecrackers. People suffering from bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis and other such ailments are more likely to develop respiratory complications during Diwali due to fumes and smoke. Patients having complaints of breathing problems and heart issues visited the facility even on Thursday, said a senior doctor at Safdarjung hospital. Patients with respiration-related complications and allergy have been visiting AIIMS on other days too. There has been no marked rise in those as such, said a senior doctor at the hospital said. Delhi hospitals have witnessed a rise in cases of respiratory and breathing complications due to pollution over the past a few weeks, with doctors advising them, especially children and the elderly, to stay indoors as

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