Precautions to be Taken Against Autumn Allergy in Children

Precautions to be Taken Against Autumn Allergy in Children
Precautions to be Taken Against Autumn Allergy in Children

Acıbadem Maslak Hospital Pediatric Health and Diseases, Pediatric Allergy Specialist Prof. Dr. Gülbin Bingöl explained 7 effective measures to be taken in children against allergies, which increase in autumn, and made warnings and suggestions on the subject.

Stating that with the fall, when the weather starts to get colder, allergic diseases in children increase, Prof. Dr. Bingöl stated that allergic complaints can be confused with upper respiratory tract infections, which may lead to delay in diagnosis and treatment.

prof. Dr. Bingöl stated that some pollens such as wild grass and cold grass, which are generally spread around with the wind and carried many kilometers away and are intensely in the air, increase allergic complaints and said, “If the child has an allergic body, allergic complaints are triggered when he inhales these pollen particles that are too small to be seen with the naked eye. It causes many complaints such as runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, coughing and redness of the eyes. said.

Beware of risks at school

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, Prof. Dr. Bingöl pointed out that infections can also trigger allergic symptoms.

prof. Dr. Bingöl said, “Upper respiratory tract infections, which are quite common due to the easy transmission of viruses in closed environments, are more severe in children with allergic structures. Complaints such as sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, nasal itching, redness and watering in the eyes, dry cough that does not improve and increases at night, wheezing in the chest and shortness of breath both reduce the child's quality of life and negatively affect school performance, and may lead to loss of days at school. ” made a statement.

Diagnosis and treatment should not be delayed

Emphasizing that allergic diseases have become increasingly common in recent years, parents should consult a doctor as soon as possible in the face of allergic symptoms in their children. Dr. Bingöl said that the correct diagnosis and treatment of the disease is of great importance both in controlling the child's disease and in relieving it, and in preventing unnecessary drug use.

prof. Dr. Pointing out that 80% of allergic coughs in children are allergic asthma, Bingöl said, “Early diagnosis and treatment of allergies play a critical role in preventing future chronic asthma and more dangerous diseases such as COPD and permanent damage to the airways.” he said.

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