, author: Ermakova M.

We act competently: recommendations for the fight against hay fever

The first symptoms of an allergy to flowering may appear even when winter has not yet ended.

Spring is a time of revival, renewal and inspiration. But, unfortunately, not everyone is pleased with the first timid greenery that envelops the trees, and armfuls of mimosa in shop windows. For those who suffer from hay fever (allergy to pollen from flowering plants), spring is more like torture than happiness.

Pollinosis is characterized by many symptoms. Among them are a runny nose, cough, shortness of breath, conjunctivitis, headache, general weakness ... In a word, sa

мочувствие человека, склонного к аллергии, по весне оставляет желать лучшего. Эксперты рассказали, чего нельзя делать, чтобы не усугубить состояние.

Not to heal, but to alleviate

"Hay hay fever is a chronic disease that has no cure. However, its symptoms can be controlled with medication (antihistamines, nasal drops, sprays, eye drops), ASIT therapy, lifestyle changes and preventive measures during the flowering season. plants," says Ludmila Yakubova, marketer at CDC Euromedservice.

She gave a short list of necessary manipulations that can alleviate the symptoms or prevent them from appearing. To neglect them, as you might guess, is not worth it.

• avoid contact with the allergen: do not go outside during periods of high pollen concentration;

• do not keep windows open;

• do not dry clothes in the open air;

• avoid contact with pets if they are allergens;

• use hygiene measures: wash your hands and face often, take a shower, change clothes after walking outside;

• use special filters for air purification;

• change the diet: increase the consumption of fruits, vegetables, greens, and foods containing vitamin C and E (oranges, grapefruits, kiwi, apples, apricots, sunflower oil, nuts, onions);

• avoid contact with allergens that cause rhinoconjunctivitis (pollen, smoking, dust, animals, etc.);

• wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from pollen and other allergens

If there is a need to ventilate the room, then it is better to do it in the early morning - before 8:00, when the concentration of pollen in the air is not too high.


For a person with any allergy, it is important to draw up a diet taking into account individual characteristics. People with lactose intolerance exclude dairy products from the menu; those who have a reaction to gluten avoid eating baked goods. People who are prone to pollinosis should also have their own nutrition system.

“For example, if you are allergic to birch pollen, then you should avoid eating apples, pears, carrots, potatoes, apricots, and many other foods, as they may contain proteins similar to allergens that are present in birch pollen. However, when it comes to eating certain foods, scientists differ and not all experts believe that avoiding certain foods will help avoid symptoms of pollinosis.Therefore, before deciding which foods to exclude from your diet, it is recommended to consult an allergist" , says nutritionist Olga Dekker. According to her, vitamin C can reduce allergies, so it is worth including in the menu that contains it - "citrus fruits, strawberries, raspberries and broccoli, as this vitamin is a natural antihistamine and can help reduce inflammation and redness. It is also useful Consume foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish, nuts, and seeds, as they can help reduce inflammation and improve immune system function. It is also useful to drink more liquid - this will reduce the dryness of the mucous membranes of the nose and throat.

Do not neglect a consultation with an allergist before starting treatment - taking medications without a doctor's prescription can negate all efforts in the fight against hay fever.

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