YOGYAKARTA, The rain of ash by the eruption of Mount Merapi, a sky thick ash blanketed the city of Yogyakarta. DIY Head of Health urged people to limit the activity out of the house, because the eyes and breathing the most vulnerable affected.
“If it is not necessary at all, should not have to leave the house. Even if have to get out, do not forget to wear a mask and goggles,” said Chief Medical Officer of DIY, Bondan Agus detikHealth Suryanto when contacted on Friday (05/11/2010).
According to him, respiratory disorders are the most widely perceived grievance today. Its dense ash rain which flushed Yogyakarta last few days causing a lot of people were asphyxiated by inhaling particles of volcanic dust.
In the eye, these particles also cause irritation, so residents are encouraged to always wear sunglasses when they want to travel. Bondan also advises residents to use eye drops as first aid if irritation.
“If there are no eye drops, you can also eyes dirambang (soaked in water). But as much as possible if somewhat severe immediately taken to places of health care,” he added.
According Bonda, the rain of volcanic ash has little impact on the skin. Some people are allergic, but most do not really need the special protection on their skin when traveling in the rain of ash.
One of the residents who claim an allergy to volcanic ash from Mount Merapi is Dhenok, UGM students who live in the area Baciro Yogyakarta. Her skin was burning when going out without wearing a jacket or long sleeves.
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