Did you know that, according to statistics, about one in two Hungarians has some type of allergy? Moreover, the forecast is not very encouraging either, as it will affect more and more people in the future due to lifestyle, pollution, carbon monoxide particles in the air and frequent smog.
To find out how to avoid these reactions, it is best to first clarify what allergy is and what its manifestations are.
What is allergy?
Allergy is actually an excessive immune response to ordinary substances that should not elicit any response from the body. The symptoms of this can be different depending on what you are allergic to.
The most common form of testing is the scratching method, the so-called Prick test which tests your skin's response to an allergen. Another common type is the blood test in which a small amount of blood is taken and tested for allergens.
What types of allergies exist?
There are many different types of allergies that occur. The most common of these are:
● Hay fever: Typically it is an excessive immune response to pollens and mold. It is accompanied by sneezing, discharge of secretion
and coughing, often accompanied by itching of the palate.
● Food allergy: The most common are gluten or lactose sensitivity, but people can be allergic to any food. This can be accompanied by lower abdominal complaints, spasms, intestinal problems, rashes, sneezing, but in more severe cases, suffocation or, in extreme cases, by anaphylactic sock as well.
● Sun allergy: Sun allergy is most often caused by UV radiation, which is accompanied by blistering of the skin.
● Drug allergy: Response to various pharmaceutical products and chemicals.
● Cross-allergy: Cross-allergy is an immune response to two different substances. For example, someone who is allergic to hazelnuts often reacts to coffee as well.
From all these we will discuss allergic rhinitis, that is, hay fever.
Treatment of hay fever
In spring, during flowering, the concentration of pollen in the air increases, which can cause runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes and itchy palate. In such cases, if the allergen gets into the lungs, it can cause shortness of breath, hoot and wheezing.
Allergy can be very well prevented and treated with salt which has an anti-inflammatory effect. Salt has a beneficial effect already when inhaled, thus you don’t have to wait for hours for the symptoms to subside.
In the case of hay fever, the nasal inhaler can be successfully used for reducing swelling of the nasal mucosa, which facilitates breathing.
When the allergen is already in the lungs, it is advisable to use the mouth inhaler as this will dampen the irritation of the lungs, making you less sensitive to the allergens. This makes it easier to breathe and the whistling and wheezing will pass away.
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