Down dusting season has begun in Russia. Traditionally, allergy sufferers have an increase in hay fever during this period, but completely non-allergic people also suffer. The fluff gets into the nose, eyes, gets stuck in the hair, flies around the apartment. What to do? Understood aif.ru.
“Contrary to popular belief, poplar fluff itself does not affect health in any way, it is not allergic at all,” said aif.ru allergist, immunologist, head of the Consultative and Diagnostic Center of the Russian Children’s Clinical Hospital of the Russian National Research Medical University. N. I. Pirogova of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Candidate of Medical Sciences Anna Usacheva.
But it is very hygroscopic and, like a sponge, absorbs substances in the air – dust, particles of fuel combustion, plant pollen. And then blown away by the wind. Not only is it harmful to breathe combustion products, but it simultaneously exacerbates hay fever. Traditionally, it is during the period of down dusting that the flowering of many cereal plants begins: mint, fescue, timothy, bonfire. That is why during this period, patients notice an increase in seasonal allergy symptoms.
How to survive this period?
The most efficient leave for this time to the country and take the children there from the city. But not all this first, the best way is suitable.
Therefore, our specialist gives the following advice:
– to avoid contact with fluff, no need to open the windows in the apartmenteven if you have mosquito nets installed. For fluff, this is not an obstacle. Only if you equip windows with anti-pollen nets;
— ventilate the room it is necessary in calm weather and ideally after rain;
– do it two or three times a day wet cleaning;
— better to go out in the afternoonwalk only in calm weather;
— wash your face often, wash your hands and take a shower. Shower should be taken at least twice a day, always after returning from the street;
— outdoors, use masks, respirators, nasal filters and sunglasses;
— don’t forget to wear hatsso that the fluff does not get tangled in the hair;
– if allergy symptoms appear – nasal congestion, redness of the eyes, rash and itching – need to use antihistamines;
– If symptoms persist, consult a doctor.