Smoke from fire causing sore throat and cough. What do I do?

Irritant reaction. The smoke from fires contains a variety of noxious gases, small particles and perhaps chemicals depending on what's burning. These gases and particles are an irritant to the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs when they come into contact. This causes red, irritated eyes, stuffy nose, sorethroat and cough. Avoidance is best...See physician if symptoms persist---as this could trigger asthma!