Pollen disease

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Summer is at the height. Everything is green and blossoming. We should be glad to sun and warmth, but, looking at our own offspring, who sneezes and coughs, we think desperately: “It would be better if spring would come later!”


Summer is at the height. Everything is green and blossoming. We should
be glad to sun and warmth, but, looking at our own offspring, who
sneezes and coughs, we think desperately: “It would be better if spring
would come later!”

What does spring bring? Everything starts blossoming with its coming.
To be more exact, not blossoming, but filling the air with dust. Air
pollen accumulates on pituitary membrane, conjunctiva and mucous
membrane, comes to bronchus, contact with skin and causes allergy
symptoms. Such people immune system treats harmless substance (pollen)
as an enemy by mistake and switches on protective mechanisms at once,
which suppress the enemy. Reddening, edema, fever - these are typical
signs of struggle, taking place between protective forces of immune
system and alien substances.

There`re lots of names, but the essence is still the same. Pollen
disease or hay fever, spring catarrh, pollen allergy - these are names
of the disease in different times. When you face pollen disease for the
first time, you can easily treat it as ARD by mistake - these diseases
start almost the same way: coryza, stuffiness in nose, watering, fits
of sneezing, sometimes cough. But coryza under pollen disease (nasal
allergy) - is a continuous flow. A day and night of such nasal allergy,
and more than 1 liter of liquid will pour out your nose. Eyelids get
inflamed, tears are streaming down, purulent discharges appear. Quite
often shortness of breath, crepitations in chest and cutaneous
eruptions also appear. A distinguishing feature of such allergy is its
seasonality. All sings of this disease disappear, as soon as plants
finish blossoming.


Attention - diet!


If your child suffers from pollen disease, don`t give him honey. If the
reaction is caused by birch, alder, apple-tree, don`t give him apples,
cherries, plums, nuts, carrot and potato. Don`t use medical
preparations, based on birch buds and leaves, alder cones. Allergy on
wormwood, geranium, dandelion, sunflower won`t allow to eat oranges,
sunflower-seed oil, halva. Even if your child eats apples and bananas
during year, avoid them in spring all the same.


Is this disease in-born?


From birth, your child may only have predisposition to allergic
reaction. On the first year of life, such babies usually have food
allergy. Pollen one is usually formed not earlier than on 4th year of
life. It can be seldom met in earlier age. If a baby suffers from
allergy on some food, his cheeks turn red, and his mother starts
bathing him in herbs - chamomile, bur-marigold. This way, mother forms
her baby`s allergy on pollen too, not knowing it. So, when you notice
the first sings of the disease, carry out allergy tests at once and
start treatment. Remember: allergy tests should be done only since
November till March. Tests, made in May, for example, can provoke
exacerbation. In this case, wait till the season of risk is over with
the help of preparations, relieving a baby`s condition. In some cases,
signs of pollen disease can appear not only during plants blossoming,
but also in winter. This is connected with provoking factors` influence
on organism: smell of tobacco, paints, cold etc. And another fact, a
baby, whose parent suffers from allergy, runs 30% risk of allergic
reactions` development. If both parents have allergy, the risk is
increased up to 60%. This way allergy jumps from generation to
generation.


How to survive spring and summer


Don`t open windows and doors in dry and windy weather.

Ventilate room only after rain. You can hang wet bed-sheets or gauze in several
layers on open windows and doors.

Don`t go out early in the morning.

Take shower twice a day. When you come back home, wash your hair for sure.

Cleanse nose and eyes every day and gargle with salt solution - 1/3 tea-spoon
of salt on a glass of warm boiled water.

Don`t dry cloth outside after washing, as pollen accumulates in them. Do wet cleaning
every day.

Be careful with herbal treatment, avoid any substances that contain herbs, for
example, shampoo.

Don`t grow following room plants: geranium, begonia, primrose, roses,
lilac, ivy. Nine of ten patients, suffering from pollen disease, have
allergic reactions on some food. Prescribe a diet for your baby!


Calendar of allergenic plants` blossoming

March - snowdrop, alder-tree

April - hazel, birch, poplar, elm, maple, willow

May - oak, lilac, apple-tree, dandelion, conifers

June - timothy-grass, fescue

July-August - wormwood, buckwheats, nettle, plantain, sorrel


P.S.
During pollen disease exacerbation, sensibility to any negative
influences increases, risk of allergic reaction on dust, animals` hair
and medicines increases. The earlier you visit a doctor, the higher
will be your chances to recover or stop the disease.


Remedies against pollen disease



Kestine:
Children`s syrup with a comfortable dosage arrangement. Is
used for seasonal or all-the-year-round nasal allergy, nettle-rash,
allergic dermatosis itch, skin manifestations of food, medicine,
contact allergy, nasal allergy under bronchial asthma treatment.


Analergin:
Tablets in capsules. Are used during seasonal and chronic
nasal allergy, allergic conjunctivitis, itch, chronic nettle-rash,
giant urticaria, allergic dermatosises, accompanied by itch and
eruptions.


Claritin:
Tablets for adults, syrup for children. Prevents symptoms of
allergy: sneezing, itch, nasal discharge, watering, itch and eye
reddening.


Telfast:
Tablets. Removes skin itch, skin intumescences and reddening.


Erius:
Tablets and syrup for children. Struggles with sneezing, nose and eye itch successfully.



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