With the opening of schools and lower temperatures, seasonal diseases began to increase. Advocating that the confusion of infection and allergy sometimes delays treatment and diagnosis, Dr. Muammer Yıldız talked about the symptoms of allergies and what to do at the point of prevention.
Dr. According to Yıldız, seasonal allergies of the immune system; It occurs due to an overreaction to some external factors such as mold and pollen. Although the exact cause of seasonal allergies is not known, increasingly sterilized environments; It is stated that children reduce their exposure to daily microbes by lowering their immune systems.
Stating that there is an increase in upper respiratory tract infections with the cold weather in autumn, the opening of schools and the increase in the time spent indoors, the infections are easily transmitted. Muammer Yıldız underlined that infections can also trigger allergic symptoms.
Emphasizing that some of the symptoms that appear in autumn in children are caused by allergies, Dr. The star listed the symptoms as follows:
- Runny nose, nasal congestion, nasal burning and nasal itching
- Redness, burning, watering in the eyes
- Bluish and purple appearance under the eyes
- Postnasal drip
- Cough, wheezing, shortness of breath
- Sweating during sleep
Dr. Muammer Yıldız said that if the above symptoms occur, a doctor should be consulted as soon as possible in order not to delay the treatment.
Touching on what can be done against allergies in children, Yıldız continued as follows:
“You can prevent pollen from entering the body by applying a thin layer of Vaseline around the nose, lips and eyes. Inform your children to wash their hands frequently, not to rub their hands on their face during the day, and to pay attention to social distance with their friends.
Since the heaters you will use at home in cold weather can reduce the humidity of the room and dry the air, ventilate the room at regular intervals. Do not keep too many items in the room where your child sleeps. Keep away from items such as flowers, toys, blankets, carpets. Do not dress your child in woolen or furry clothes. Wash your child's bedding at at least 60 degrees. Do not dry the laundry next to your child, dry it in an empty room.”