Very soon the pollen of flowering plants will take many of us a lot of trouble. An allergic reaction to pollen – hay fever, spring allergies and hay fever, a seasonal rhinitis: the names of the several diseases. Many people who suffer allergic reactions to pollen, from year to year that I find myself unsettled at the same time. This can be avoided if requested to recall their disease. It is possible to identify the allergen with a special laboratory test with allergist to find a medication that will help relive the season of the flowering plants and just observe a few simple rules that will help to decrease the body’s reaction to allergens.
What is hay fever and why it occurs
“Pollen” in Latin means “pollen”, hence the name of the disease. To allergic reactions to pollen cause malfunctions of the immune system. Most often, hay fever is hereditary, a person inherits from parents defects in barrier and protective functions of the immune system and the epithelium that covers the respiratory tract (sinuses, bronchi). Development of pollinosis lead to frequent viral disease of the respiratory system, work in hazardous industries, a poor environmental situation. The number of cases of incidence of seasonal rhinitis it increases every year, especially among people living in large industrial cities.
Hay fever can significantly reduce quality of life, he feels itchy nose, eyes, watery eyes, runny nose, cough, there is irritability and depression. Allergists say that a fifth of patients with seasonal hay fever to pollen develops asthma. Seasonal pollen allergies may be complicated by dermatitis (inflammatory skin disease), inflammation in the genitals, cystitis. In rare cases, life-threatening condition is angioedema, which is swelling the mucous membranes, a person can suffocate.
How to reduce the effects of allergens on the body
Of course, the ideal is to “know your enemy”, that is, to confirm the diagnosis: the doctor collects the allergological anamnesis (questioning the patient), given the calendar of flowering plants, conducts laboratory analyses, skin tests, determination of level of antibodies (immunoglobulin E) levels etc. But it is not always possible to have laboratory diagnostics. To protect your body from exposure to allergens will help not only medication but changes in diet, as well as a number of simple steps.
So, to enhance the action of plant allergens or cause an allergic reaction individual can dust, or the microscopic dust mites that reproduce in house dust. A hotbed of dust and favourable conditions for the development of dust be carpet, rugs, cushions, soft toys etc. can cause a worsening of existing allergic reactions may also small particles of skin, saliva, etc., are in pet hair. It is therefore important to maintain cleanliness in the house, to keep wet cleaning to minimize the presence in the apartment storage dust (linoleum or laminate instead of carpet, etc.), regular bathing of Pets, etc.
To reduce allergic reaction diet
If you are prone to allergic reactions to pollen, before the period of mass flowering of plants pay attention to your diet. In the period of flowering trees enhance the allergic can nuts, fresh vegetables and fruits. So instead of fresh vegetables should give preference to baked or stewed fruit.
Allergic reaction to the pollen of weeds can enhance seeds (sunflower, pumpkin), spices, citrus honey (which in itself is an allergen), foods with preservatives, sauces, ketchup, mayonnaise. Pollinosis. Caused by flowering grasses, may be aggravated by the consumption of bread and bakery products, smoked meats, coffee and cocoa.