Professor Dr. Ahmet Akçay continued his words as follows: “Asthma patients should not stop spraying drugs containing cortisone during this period, those who have sneezing and coughing due to pollen allergy should use antihistamines and get rid of these symptoms. Because of frequent nasal itching and sneezing, it may make it easier for us to take our hand to our nose or mouth, to catch coronavirus. ”
Asthma disease is one of the most common long-term respiratory diseases in adults and children worldwide. There is one in every 6-7 people. The most important symptoms are frequent cough, shortness of breath and wheezing in the lung. Especially if there is a cough that removes from sleep at night and cough after exercise, we should think of asthma.
Causes of Asthma Disease
When we look at the causes of asthma, genetics is the most important factor. Apart from that, besides obesity, allergens in the air are among the important factors. Asthma can also develop due to pollen allergy. If asthma symptoms such as nasal itching, sneezing, cold and frequent cough appear and develop especially in spring, pollen allergy should be suspected and examined.
How to Separate Symptoms of Asthma Disease and Pollen Allergy with Coronavirus?
Allergy and Asthma Association President Dr. Ahmet Akçay made suggestions that these days, asthma patients and patients with pollen allergy are very afraid of coughing and fever, especially in those who are over 60 years old and who have underlying chronic disease, this suggestion has increased. Professor Dr. Akçay stated that it is useful to know some tricks in distinguishing coronavirus disease from asthma disease and pollen allergy symptoms. He also stated that frequent sneezing, watery eyes and runny nose in pollen allergies, sudden reduction in smell, cough and breath compression in coronavirus patients, and if there is a fever and risky contact, a coronavirus test should be performed. Akçay also stated that if children with asthma develop coughs and fever, they should not be feared immediately, especially if the mother and father do not have a fever and cough, their chances of having coronavirus disease are low. The reason for this is that the symptoms are mild in children and usually pass through parents or risky people. For this reason, he stated that it should not be worried right away, and if there is someone who has breathlessness, fever or cough at home, it would be beneficial for the person to contact the Ministry of Health.
How to Take Precautions for Pollen Allergy and Asthma Disease?
Professor Dr. Ahmet Akçay stated that there are factors that trigger asthma and pollen allergy and also gave information about the triggers. Professor Dr. Akçay said, “The lungs of especially asthma patients are very sensitive. The reason for this is both genetic causes and allergens such as house dust mite and pollen. These allergens cause inflammation in the lungs, which we call inflammation. This causes sensitization in the lungs. For this reason, especially cigarette smoke, sharp odors, air pollution, detergent odors and odors of cleaning agents can cause breathing in asthma patients. In these days, especially when we do house cleaning because of coronavirus disease, bleach containing hydrogen peroxide should be used on the floors, and perfume-free detergent should be used in the laundry. ”
Professor Dr. Ahmet Akçay continued his words as follows: “Asthma patients should not stop spraying drugs containing cortisone during this period, and those who have sneezing and coughing due to pollen allergy should use antihistamines and get rid of these symptoms. Because of frequent nasal itching and sneezing, it may make it easier for us to take our hand to our nose or mouth, to catch coronavirus. ”
Allergy Vaccine Treatment in Asthma Disease
Professor Dr. Ahmet Akçay, about allergy vaccines, “If allergies are detected in many pollen allergens in patients who are impaired from pollen allergy and who cannot get rid of drugs, molecular allergy test should be performed and true allergies should be separated from cross reactions and vaccine treatment should be started against real allergies. Allergy vaccine; It is one of the preferred treatment methods for house dust, mite, pollen allergy, mold and pet allergies. Allergy vaccine treatment is the most effective treatment method especially for improving the quality of life and eliminating the need for medication. ”
To summarize, Prof. Dr. Important Points Emphasized by Ahmet Akçay;
- Asthma disease is one of the most common respiratory diseases in children and adults.
- Although the most important cause of asthma is genetic, allergens such as obesity, pollen allergy, house dust mite also cause this disease.
- The lungs of asthma patients are very sensitive. For this reason, it is suitable to use bleach containing hydrogen peroxide as the cleaning material and wash the laundry with non-perfumed detergent.
- In patients with asthma, if a cough or fever develops, they should not worry if someone else does not have a fever at home, but they should have a fever and cough at home, have a coronavirus test by applying to the healthcare provider in a situation where sudden smell is developing and there is breathlessness.
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