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Do`s and dont`s this Diwali
Here are some tips on how to celebrate a safe Diwali this year:

Do`s:

  • Buy crackers from only licensed shops, avoid Chinese products.
  • Keep fireworks in boxes, away from children.
  • Burst crackers in open spaces like parks.
  • Maintain a two-foot distance from the crackers.
  • Keep blankets and buckets of water ready.
  • Keep regulators of gas cylinders off, protect curtains from stray rockets.
  • If your clothes catch fire, drop down on the ground and roll.
  • Wear fitting cotton clothes.
  • Pour water in case of burns. Do not smear ointment, butter or any other oily substance on wounds.

Ayurvedic recipe: Diwali Lehiyam

Dont`s:

  • Don`t cover crackers with tin containers or glass bottles for extra sound.
  • Always take a candle to the cracker for lighting, never do the other way round.
  • If someone gets burnt, don`t remove the clothing (unless it comes off easily).
  • Ensure that diyas or earthen lamps are not near any flammable material like wood, cloth or paper.
  • Decorative lights and electric lights should not be tied to metal poles.

Eating guilt-free this Diwali

In case of injuries:

  • Splash tap water (not ice water) on the affected area. Repeat the process till the burning sensation reduces. Rush the patient to the nearest hospital.
  • If fingers or toes are burned, try and separate them with dry, sterile, non-adhesive dressings.
  • Cover the burnt area with moist sterile bandage (do not use blanket or towel).

    Source: IANS
    Image: Flickr/creativecommons Swamistream

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