Internal conflict: how to prepare for spring if you have allergies

Внутренний конфликт: как подготовиться к весне, если вы – аллергик Understand how to minimize the risk of adverse reactions and to help your body to move the flowering season of plants. “StarHit” went to the doctor the allergist-the immunologist Catherine Koroteeva from the clinic, “Medicine”, which amounted to some important rules for those who have hard time to meet spring.

    Внутренний конфликт: как подготовиться к весне, если вы – аллергик

    In Greek the word “Allergy” means “different perception”. In fact, it is the wrong reaction to some environmental factors such as dust, pollen, fungal spores, animal dander, insect venom, foods, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and many more. In Allergy, the immune system begins to perceive ordinary things as extraordinary and in response to produce the protein histamine – becomes the cause of unpleasant symptoms such as runny nose, cough, watery eyes, itching, redness and rashes on the skin, etc. For one allergen reaction happens all year round – for example, animal dander, dust mites, household chemicals, and other seasonal – in particular, to pollen. Most worryingly, the Allergy can begin at any age even in a completely healthy person. The causes of the reactions may be different – genetic predisposition, bad ecology, stress, poor quality food, diseases of the internal organs. According to experts, at least 30% of the population suffers from allergies. Even if you are one of them, you can fight for your health.

    Undesirable meeting

    The best way to rid yourself of unpleasant symptoms is to find out with the help of special tests that causes a reaction, and not meet with these allergens. But if the Pets can not have some foods not to eat, what to do for those who have allergies to pollen? After the flowering season comes every year, and protect yourself from contact with dangerous air almost impossible…

    By and large best time to change their place of residence. But this possibility is not at all. Therefore, to avoid seasonal exacerbation, it is necessary to take action.


    Внутренний конфликт: как подготовиться к весне, если вы – аллергикDuring the period of dusting plants unpleasant symptoms can cause eat certain foods. This reaction is called “cross Allergy”. The disease develops from exposure to allergen is not one, but several, with similar amino acid structure. In order not to provoke the immune system in reaction to the pollen of trees is recommended to eliminate from the diet birch juice, plums, peaches, apricots, cherries, olives, olives, apples, pears, kiwi, nuts, carrots, celery, fennel, curry, anise, cumin. If the Allergy causes flowering grasses, it is necessary to abandon kvass, corn, soy, legumes.


    To select, for the patient should only allergist. The most common group of drugs – antihistamines. They block histamine, which is produced in the process of an allergic reaction, and unpleasant symptoms go. Many of these drugs act quickly, but cause drowsiness. More modern medications so-called second-generation side effects do not have.

    From a new class of drugs successfully fight the symptoms of allergies means antileukotrienes series. They have anti-inflammatory and bronchodilator action. For the treatment of allergies and cupping used hormonal drugs, and for removal of allergens and toxins from the body – sorbents.


    Medicine does not stand still and offers new methods for the treatment of allergic diseases. The most effective method is considered ASIT (allergen specific immunotherapy). Its essence lies in the fact that the body gradually accustomed to the action of the main allergen that’s causing the seizures. In remission the person vaccinated with small doses of the allergen. As a result, the body gets used to the stimulus and ceases rapidly to react to it.

    Lately this method has become more available, as already produce allergen extracts in the form of tablets and sublingual drops. You can apply them at home on the scheme, but not necessarily under the control of an allergist. However, you should be prepared for the fact that the result of this therapy does not occur immediately – it will have to conduct courses and several seasons. The earlier you start, the sooner you can experience the positive effect of this method.


    Внутренний конфликт: как подготовиться к весне, если вы – аллергикMany clinics are equipped with the halochamber is a special room in which the walls are lined with slabs of natural rock salt. The air in these spaces has on Allergy sufferers healing effect, it improves the respiratory system and strengthens the immune system. Procedure it is recommended to take courses, usually two times a year. Before treatment you should consult with your doctor.

    How to protect yourself

    1. In the Sunny windy days try to rarely go out – this time in the air the greatest number of pollen

    2. For walking, choose a time after rain, when pollen is nailed to the ground

    3. Coming home from the street, wash your face and rinse the nose with warm salted water, and if time allows, take a shower – it will help to remove allergens from skin and hair

    4.If you are indoors, open Windows and cool air conditioning

    5. If the room still need air, protect Windows and doors three-layer wet gauze curtains – they will not allow the pollen to enter the premises.