Allergy to poplar fluff: symptoms and treatment of allergies
Good day, dear readers! Poplar fluff is a mandatory companion of the summer. It can be found in small towns and in large Metropolitan areas. Due to certain properties it is a powerful irritant.
And if there is a stimulus, it means that there are allergic reacting to him. Allergy to poplar fluff is not quite standard. After reading the article, you will learn how to recognize them, to distinguish from the common cold and how to treat.
Why is there a hypersensitivity to poplar fluff?
First and foremost, it should be noted that the mere fluff of a poplar causes hypersensitivity in extremely rare cases. Why then do so many people with allergies react to it?
All because it can be transported pollen, dust and other minor irritants. Hypersensitive body can react to a single or maybe a combination of them.
As the reaction occurs?
Pooh gets almost all the senses: the nose, mouth, eyes. Through the mucous membranes of these organs stimuli (e.g., pollen) penetrate into the blood. The body begins to produce antibodies which release histamine.
Connecting with specific receptors, it provokes the symptoms of an allergic attack. By the way, how to recognize intolerance poplar fluff? To do it quite easy if you know the signs.
Symptoms of feather Allergy
Fluff poplar along with irritants that are contained in it, can cause all kinds of symptoms of hypersensitivity. At the initial stage of Allergy is:
- itchy nose, paroxysmal sneezing appears;
- begin to tear the eyes, developed conjunctivitis;
- suffocation appears, you may experience a dry cough, not bringing relief;
- if allergens are in contact with the skin, can jump minor allergic itchy rash or hives.
Often these impairments, the development of allergies is completed, but in some cases, the disease can worsen and develop into a complicated shape. While allergies Quinte undergoes swelling or anaphylactic shock.
In addition, once in the respiratory system, the fluff of the poplars often causes asthma in children and less often in adults. To prevent the above complications, you need time to get to antiallergic therapy. Want to know how and what it is?
Treatment of hypersensitivity to poplar fluff by various methods
First and foremost, an Allergy it is necessary to show the doctor-allergist. He’ll run a few tests (blood, local Allergy tests, testing for antibodies) and determine the irritant.
Knowing what provoked the attack, allergies can avoid contact with this substance in the future.
To stop the seizure sensitivity, and can help antihistamines. Nowadays they are represented in great abundance.
For the treatment of hypersensitivity in a child recommend the use of drugs of the new 3rd generation.
This is the most modern antihistamines do not cause side effects and no contraindications. They can be given to babies from the first months of life. Such drugs include:
- Hismanal to treat allergic skin reactions;
- Was trexel — blocker of histamine H1 receptors;
- Telfast — stops the development of asthma.
Adults fit these popular pills antihistamines: Suprastin, Tavegil, Zyrtec, Desal, claritin, etc. Congestion and swelling of the nose — mandatory companions of hypersensitivity to fluff.
To get rid of these unpleasant symptoms will help the following medications: Intal — aerosol of inhalation; Ifinal — nasal and eye drops; — a good cough medicine is made in various forms intended for local use.
To ease the symptoms of Allergy in a potentially dangerous period of the year will help certain medical procedures:
Not be amiss in the summer months (when flying fluff the poplars) to sit on a diet and probitsa sorbents. One of the most popular sorbents is considered to be activated charcoal. Read more about the usefulness of the sorbents for allergies read in a separate article.
Allergies or colds — how to understand?
Quite often people confuse hypersensitivity with a cold and Vice versa. After reading the article, you already know how to manifest hypersensitivity to the fluff of a poplar. SARS has almost the same symptoms.
The question arises: how to understand, whether it’s allergies or the common cold? As for allergies does not happen:
- a significant increase in temperature;
- increase of lymph nodes in the neck;
- active inflammatory process in the larynx.
In addition, the sensitivity attack has the following features: nasal discharge liquid, transparent fluid; paroxysmal sneezing; symptoms are observed for ten days maximum.
Allergy symptoms are easy to confuse with SARS, but if you look closely, it all becomes immediately clear. In any case, even if you are sure that it’s not allergies, then contact your doctors: immunologist, allergist and internist.
Disease better time to notice, spending the time to go to the hospital, and quickly cure than to suffer from its complications.
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The author: Elena Smirnova (dermatologist)