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What diseases become more common with the advent of spring

Spring is a season prone to the occurrence of certain diseases. The increase in daylight hours, the rise in temperature and the ubiquitous penetration of plant allergens, among others, are factors contributing to the occurrence of pathologies with a clear seasonal pattern.

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Allergic diseases, colds, and some infections usually become more common as spring arrives.


With the flowering and pollination of plants, there is an increase in allergic reactions, the most common spring diseases. Pollen particles are one of the main causes.

Allergic reactions can affect various organs and tissues of the body, especially the respiratory tract. Thus, diseases such as:

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by shortness of breath, shortness of breath and cough. This usually manifests itself in the form of seizures, when inflammation of the bronchi occurs. There are usually more crises in the spring due to the increased presence of pollen and other allergens in patients who are sensitive to them.

Pharyngitis, laryngitis, sinusitis and other allergic-type diseases are also often the result of the presence of pollen and other allergens. Symptoms usually affect the airways and eyes, such as watery eyes, mucus, coughing, sneezing, and general malaise.

In the case of allergic conjunctivitis, an inflammatory type of ocular surface is affected. Usually occurs with itching, watering, redness, photophobia and a feeling of dirt on the eyelids. Characterized by the formation of papillae on the conjunctiva and inflammation at the edges of the cornea, causing allergic keratoconjunctivitis. It may also be associated with upper respiratory symptoms.

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spring asthenia

Spring asthenia is accompanied by a feeling of weakness and lack of physical and mental energy, which can adversely affect the performance and quality of human life. It usually appears in early spring, since microorganisms multiply more easily with the onset of warm weather, and refers to seasonal affective disorders.

Also affects the increase in the number of hours of sunlight and its relationship with the endocrine system. In addition, a possible immune component associated with allergy is indicated, as well as viral factors.

Skin diseases

With the onset of good weather, microorganisms multiply more easily. This leads to the fact that in the spring there is an increase in skin diseases caused by fungi and bacteria.

As a preventive measure, it is recommended to moisturize and protect the skin in order to avoid wounds that can be damaged by microorganisms. In addition, hygiene precautions should be observed in shared changing rooms and showers.

On the other hand, to protect the skin, we should not forget to use sunscreen when we are outdoors. Although it is not yet as noticeable as in summer, the sun can cause skin burns.

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Gastrointestinal infections caused by bacteria

These infections peak in the summer, with the rise in temperature and humidity that occurs in the spring, microorganisms also multiply more easily in food. The most typical example is salmonella. It is important to maintain maximum hygiene in the kitchen and when handling food. Vegetables that should be eaten raw should also be washed.

The most common symptoms of foodborne illness are fever with vomiting, diarrhea, and general malaise.


Temperature fluctuations, characteristic of spring, predispose to a cold snap. In addition, there is usually an increase in social interaction, so the likelihood of a cold is higher.

Cold symptoms in the spring are often confused with allergy symptoms. To differentiate them, allergic pictures are usually accompanied by rhinitis (nasal congestion with mucus, sneezing, and itchy nose) as well as conjunctivitis (itchy eyes and watery eyes) and skin lesions. Remarkably, allergies never cause fever or changes in body temperature.

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