A plume of Saharan dust is expected to create colorful sunsets in parts of the U.S.

With the Saharan dust comes a whole new set of issues for allergy sufferers. Dust particles can find their way into your nose and eyes, causing itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing and shortness of breath.

A pulmonologist at UT Health San Antonio, Dr. Anoop Nambiar, told Texas NPR radio station TPR, that the Saharan dust affects small children, the elderly and those with respiratory issues like asthma.

If you live near the Gulf states during the event and experience breathing or allergy symptoms, he suggests staying inside and wearing a mask.

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