Expressing that the complaints of hay fever and allergic asthma increase with the spring season, Chest Diseases Specialist Dr. Yeliz KarakanHe said that allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma, which is often seen together, are among the health problems that seriously affect the quality of daily life of people.
Dr. Karakan gave the following information about the disease and the measures to be taken: “Hay fever, also called allergic rhinitis, causes cold-like symptoms. These may include complaints such as runny nose, nasal congestion, itchy eyes, sneezing. However, unlike the common cold, hay fever is not caused by a virus. Hay fever is caused by an allergic response to a harmless outdoor or indoor substance that the body identifies as harmful (allergen).
Common allergens that can trigger symptoms of hay fever and asthma include pollen (poles) and dust mites. Allergic rhinitis and asthma can affect how well people perform at work or school and can affect your life in general. Therefore, before your complaints increase; It will contribute positively to your life comfort and health condition with simple anti-allergic treatment and asthma treatment, which will be started with measures to prevent exposure to allergens. So you don’t have to put up with the annoying symptoms. Avoiding triggers and getting the right treatment is very important in this situation.”
Stating that people with asthma, eczema, allergies in their families, exposed to cigarette smoke as babies, and often in an environment where they are exposed to allergens, are at risk. “If you have hay fever and allergic asthma, the best thing to do is to reduce your exposure to allergens that cause your symptoms and to get appropriate treatment,” Karakan said.