Air pollution levels in Taiwan - grim reading


#601

For the past month

Taipei

Paris

Vienna

Bern


#602

It can especially when they start worshipping their ancestors


#603

My allergy is killing me but the extra medication knocks me out. Temporarily using a Japanese nasal spray which does the trick… of allowing me to breathe again.


#604

Felt quite uncomfortable today morning riding a bike in Taipei. The numbers aren’t so bad but it felt more difficult breathing. Probably a combination of humidity, pollution and lack of wind.


#605

Drove from Pingtung to Taipei this morning. Disgusting.


#606

I’ve been having trouble walking up small hills. I can never seem to catch my breath these days, all while doing the most mild of activities. It’s depressing beyond belief.


#607

You can find a lot of studies about how high humidity paired with high temperatures and pollution causes swelling in your nasal airways and sinuses, making it more difficult to breathe and get oxygen into your system (insert quip about slender adoga noses here). This also raises your heart rate, blood pressure, etc. Only fix is nasal spray to reduce the swelling, as @Icon suggested above.


#608

I feel like I’m going to get asthma or something. I used to run marathons, now I struggle just to breath normally. LOL

Where can I buy this? What brand are you using? Sounds like something I unfortunately need as well.


#609

Any Japanese pharmacy, like Tokyo Medical, most Taiwanese neighborhood pharmacies and if all else fails try Shanghai pharmacy.

Absolute magic, pure relief, safely made in Japan.

Don´t overuse though.


#610

Thank you! :grin:

Is there some bad stuff in it?


#611

Nope, worse, it will lose its effect.


#612

Actually even worse than losing its effect. It can make it WORSE and your body becomes addicted to it.


#613

All these medications have a BUT. They may help you BUT. For example, the antihistamines knock you out. You can’t abuse the spray either. So combine and combat: air purifier indoors, wear a mask outdoors.

It is going to be a long winter.


#614

Another solution not yet listed: Leave the island for a couple of months during winter :wink:


#615

Plants
Grow as many plants as you can in your house
Not only it’s fun and pleasant, but it is useful
Just one example, the first link I found
ttps://learn.eartheasy.com/articles/the-top-10-plants-for-removing-indoor-toxins/