Prevent symptoms that can cause spring allergies, it is the goal of preparing from this month.
Spring allergies or chronic allergies are a disease that affects millions of chileans. The arrival of the heat, and the spring is the first warning for many who must start a treatment to combat the right way of this condition. One of the allergies most common is respiratory, which, with the passing of the years has been exacerbated by environmental pollution. Currently 20% of the general population suffers from this box, and is influenced by genetic and environmental factors.
According to dr. Catherine Matalón, ent Clinic Avansalud, the allergy is a chronic disease with symptoms of long duration, coughing, sneezing, runny nose, itching, nasal, pharyngeal, conjunctivitis, or ocular itching. Presents No general symptoms of infection, decay, fever, or commitment of the general state. However, if a person does not take appropriate preventive measures, your quality of life can be affected presenting respiratory complications, high or low, presence of snoring, headache, and poor oxygenation, ending in a superinfection with sinusitis or chronic bronchitis.
The people who are most susceptible are the children of parents with allergy, people with low immunity and those who live in places with high environmental pollution or in areas with many green areas. At the same time, a large part of the population lives with this disease and she has never been diagnosed as being in a box allergic, because the symptoms are similar to a cold or a bronchitis common. These frames can occur at any age and even more so if you have a genetic predisposition.
How to combat them
“A good method to be prepared for spring allergies, is to start the treatment in August and prevent the symptoms that appear with the arrival of the pollination of grasses and weeds. The anti-allergy or antihistamines are the treatment of choice of many, depending on the box that this. There are also treatments of immunotherapy with vaccines,” says the specialist of the Clinic Avansalud.
On the other hand, rhinitis, bronchitis and asthma are another type of allergy-spring that have different behaviors in each patient. “Can present as episodes of seasonal, where you will find allergy spring and the rest of the year is presented asymptomatically or perennial, i.e., year-round symptoms,” says dr. Matalón.
The specialist he adds that there are several additional methods that can be performed in homes, in order to diminish this problem:
- Ventilate the house in the morning
- Close windows in the evening
- Avoid moisture in the environment
- Use of glasses for conjunctivitis
- Shake the clothes hung out to dry before storing it
- Bathing after being in contact with the pollen
- Do not lie down in the grass, nor to be where they cut turf
- Avoid objects that accumulate dust in the bedroom
Finally, it points to the optional, you should consult a specialist to determine the origin of each symptom and indicate the treatment corresponding to each of spring allergies.