Seasonal allergies in the fall?
As is customary, seasonal allergies are remembered before flowering. And with the first appearance of pollen, people begin to visit allergy centers . During an exacerbation, the symptoms are treated, not the disease itself. In other words, they only make the condition easier. Doctors prescribe medications and also recommend avoiding contact with allergens. Medicines help: symptoms are not so severe, and contacts are minimized as much as possible. This is how spring and summer pass, and then autumn comes. The weather is getting colder, many plants have faded, it rains, and there is less dust. It seems that people with seasonal allergies can finally breathe a sigh of relief and forget about the allergy symptoms. But not everything is so simple.
Perhaps everyone knows that allergens that are associated with the flowering of herbs and trees enter the human body through the respiratory tract. The smallest particles get into the eyes, nose, mouth of a person and thus cause an allergic reaction.
The most common cause of allergies in the fall is ragweed, which blooms from mid-August to late September (this applies to the southern part of the country, where autumn is warm). The flowering of this plant causes a runny nose, itching, nasal congestion, watery eyes, in other words, all the standard signs of seasonal allergies.
Fallen leaves and wilting vegetation, alas, are inevitable in autumn. The result is mold, the spores of which are spread by air. Spores can rise high into the air and, once they enter the human body, cause an allergic reaction again. Disputes can also contribute to the development of respiratory problems among people with asthma. Also, autumn is the season of viral and colds. Therefore, it is often difficult to distinguish allergies from colds.
To alleviate the course of allergies, doctors advise:
– avoid contact with allergens (leave the city / country for the period of exacerbation or go outside in the morning and evening, as at this time the highest concentration of pollen is in the air;
– carry out wet cleaning indoors as often as possible;
– take a shower at least 2 times a day;
– if possible, do not open windows or install a special mesh that will prevent the ingress of pollen;
Also, the doctor prescribes medication, which includes antihistamines and sorbents. There are a lot of antihistamines today and their action is aimed at blocking receptors, which, when interacting with allergens, cause swelling, itching, and a runny nose. Among sorbents, doctors prefer the drug Polysorb MP. It has proven itself well in the complex treatment of allergies. Its action is that it collects all allergens on itself and gently removes them from the body. Polysorb is completely safe and has almost no contraindications. Therefore, it can be taken even by the smallest children and women during pregnancy and lactation. Polysorb is not addictive and is not absorbed into the bloodstream. You need to take it 1 single dose one hour before meals and taking other medications 3 times a day. On average, the course of treatment is 10 to 14 days.
But there is good news for people with allergies in the fall. Very soon the weather will change, the temperature will become lower, the temperature fluctuations will stop. With the onset of November, people with bloom allergies will experience a significant improvement.