Seasonal Allergy (Pollinosis): Everything You Need to Know

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The word ‘Pollinosis’ comes from the Latin language and is literally translated as pollen. This type of allergy is known since ancient times. According to research, almost every fifth person on the planet, irrespective of their gender or age, suffers from seasonal allergies.

Causes of Pollinosis:

1. Firstly, the allergens can be transmitted genetically from parents.
2. Secondly, if a person has another type of allergy, then pollinosis can also occur with time.
3. The third cause can be various chronic and immune diseases. And, of course, unsafe conditions and bad ecology can have their effect as well.

How to Recognize Pollinosis?

The allergy can manifest itself in the form of ailments like:

redness and itching in the eye area;
tear;
rhinitis and nasal congestion;
sneezing;
shortness of breath and dry cough.

The more severe form of the disease occurs in the form of hives and bladder dermatitis. In this case, the ailment can be accompanied by a headache, fatigue, nausea and respiratory diseases.

And, if you do not start treatment in time, the disease can cause angioedema, which can provoke serious consequences.

How to protect yourself and how to treat?

The first thing to do is to avoid contact with people with a similar allergy.

Second, to start taking antihistamines, which are available now in the form of capsules, drops or sprays.

Antiallergenic drugs are of two types:

Those that eliminate symptoms for several hours and have a calming effect (suprastin or ketotifen);

Those with prolonged action (up to 24 hours), which do not cause sedation (loratadine, terfenadine, zirtek).

According to experts, sputum fluticasone and beclomethasone can be effective in eliminating symptoms of an allergic nature. Also, they can block nasal congestion and swelling.

Antihistamines, if taken long before the flowering season can help avoid acute symptoms.

Nonetheless, we highly suggest you consult a physician-allergist who will correctly select the treatment for you, based on the specific tolerance levels of your body.

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