In March of Yangchun, grass grows and warblers fly, and flowers bloom. It is a good season to travel.
Butterflies were flying in the flowers, and children chased them mischievously. But not long ago, one of the children began to cough incessantly. Her small hands were still rubbing her nose assiduously. Her eyes were red, her eyes were full of tears, and she sneezed incessantly. Soon she turned into slugs.
Now her parents are in a hurry. They used to go out to play, that is, sneeze a few times. Now why are they still coughing? !
Mom and Dad decided to take Mei to the hospital.
Arriving at the hospital, the allergy doctor combined the medical history, allergen examination and lung function related examination of the United States to inform the parents of the United States that these symptoms are allergic symptoms caused by pollen, which may include allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, reactive airway diseases and allergic dermatitis.
Which manifestations indicate allergy?
When children have these manifestations, they must be careful of pollen allergy.
Step 1 Rub your nose frequently
Some children will pick their nostrils with their fingers and show impatience. Older children may tell their parents that their nose itches.
Rubbing your nose for a long time may form a rampant wrinkle-like texture on the bridge of your child’s nose.
Step 2: Sneeze out of the blue
You can sneeze several or even dozens at a time.
Step 3: Clear your nose
Involuntary runny nose, sometimes after sneezing will have more runny nose.
4. Nasal congestion and nasal sounds
Snoring or mouth opening breathing may also occur when sleeping at night.
Step 5: Eye discomfort
Can’t help rubbing eyes, jealous, tearful, even eyelid red swelling.
6. Itchy throat
The throat is itchy or feels something in the throat, and sometimes the palate on the tongue is itchy.
7. Shortness of breath
Breathing suddenly becomes shortness of breath. If it is a baby, it may cry suddenly due to discomfort and will not stop.
8. Continuous cough
It may be the cough caused by foreign body sensation in the throat, the cough caused by dropping of nasal mucus (nasal secretions flow back to the nose or throat), or the cough caused by pollen allergen stimulating trachea or bronchus.
The skin of exposed parts such as face or limbs has flaky erythema, and some will have red rashes or pimples, which the child cannot help scratching.
Attention must be paid to pollen allergy!
Pollen allergy is not only as simple as nose itching and sneezing!
Allergic asthma and allergic rhinitis are allergic diseases. Pollen particles, as an allergen, can induce or aggravate the original allergic rhinitis or allergic asthma when children have pollen allergy.
Moreover, the symptoms of pollen allergy will worsen year by year. Even if they only show allergic rhinitis at the beginning, they may develop allergic asthma in the future.
Acute asthma attacks may cause tracheal spasm, cough, chest tightness, shortness of breath, wheezing and even dyspnea. If they are not treated in time, they may endanger their lives.
How to deal with allergy?
If the child is suspected to have pollen allergy, parents can follow the following steps.
1. Take children out of the pollen environment as soon as possible and return indoors.
2. Children with a history of asthma should carry emergency drugs with them. If asthma symptoms appear or asthma worsens, use drugs immediately, such as salbutamol sulfate spray.
3. If the symptoms are serious, cough, wheezing, etc., you need to see a doctor immediately. You can see a doctor in the local allergy department.
Who should be allergic to heart pollen?
Past history of pollen allergy;
Have allergic asthma, allergic rhinitis, eczema, urticaria and other medical history;
Have a history of food or drug allergy;
A family history of allergies.
Can pollen allergy be prevented?
Yes. For people with allergy or family history of allergy, it is recommended to go to the hospital 1-2 months before spring to check the allergen, make clear the allergy to what pollen, and take necessary treatment and prevention under the guidance of allergy doctors.
Step 1 Stay away from the allergen [pollen]
If the symptoms are serious, you can consider migrating, or temporarily migrating during the pollen floating season, and choose to live in areas with no pollen or little sensitized pollen.
Step 2 Reduce going out
Outdoor pollen concentration cannot be controlled artificially, so it should be reduced during the pollen dissemination season, especially in dry and windy weather, mountainous areas or grasslands with many flowers and plants.
It is advisable to go out in the morning or at night, usually around noon is the time with the highest pollen concentration.
When going out, wear long-sleeved clothes, masks, glasses, masks and other protective devices, and also smear pollen blocking agents in the nasal cavity to reduce pollen inhalation or contact. It is best to bring some antiallergic drugs when going out for spring outing.
3. Indoor pollen barrier
Close doors, windows and car windows during pollen season, use air conditioners with filtering function, install anti-pollen window screens, or hang wet curtains to keep indoor air moist, and use high-efficiency air filters to reduce indoor pollen count.
Step 4 Clean in time
After going home, wash the face, wash the nasal cavity and other parts with pollen sticky, bathe and change clothes to reduce pollen particles on the body.
Generally, nasal irrigation is not recommended for children of young age, because it is easy to cause injuries if they do not cooperate at a young age.
Step 5 Dry clothes indoors
During the pollen dissemination season, people who are allergic to pollen should try their best to avoid drying clothes, sheets and quilt covers outdoors, and try to use dryers to dry clothes to reduce the chance of pollen contact.
6. Apply pollen barrier agent into nasal cavity
Pollen barrier agent can reduce or block nasal cavity contact with various allergens such as pollen, dust, dust mites and animal hair, thus eliminating or alleviating allergic symptoms.
Pollen barrier agent is made of highly refined long-chain hydrocarbons, does not contain any drugs, steroids and preservatives, has no side effects, and can be used by children and adults for a long time.
7. Specific immunotherapy
After the end of the pollen season, specific immunotherapy for pollen should be performed to relieve the symptoms of pollen allergy in the coming year.
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