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Pollinosis - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention in Pakistan

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Summary about Pollinosis in English

Pollinosis is also known as pollen allergy, allergic rhinitis or hay fever. It is an allergic reaction caused by the tiny particles present in the air called allergens. They get to enter your body through the nose or mouth when you breathe and triggers the immune system. It mistakenly identifies that substance as harmful and starts producing antibodies to defend your body. Antibodies then signal the blood vessels to widen and produce inflammatory chemicals such as histamine. It is this response that causes Pollinosis symptoms.

Symptoms of Pollinosis

Besides making you miserable, it may affect your performance at school or work and generally interferes with your life. Symptoms of Pollinosis may appear throughout the year. Indoor allergies like those resulting from dust mites and pet dander may get worse in winter because you spend more time indoors. On the other hand, outdoor allergies may get worse in spring, early fall and summer.

Symptoms of Pollinosis include:

  • Itchy throat, nose and eyes
  • Nasal stuffiness, sneezing and runny nose
  • Dark circles under the eyes, sinus pain and headaches
  • Fatigue and malaise
  • Increased mucus in throat and nose
  • Trouble breathing, coughing and wheezing
  • Sore throat from the mucus which is dripping down your throat

Causes of Pollinosis

Perennial and seasonal allergies may result from different allergens, including:

  • Pollen from grass, trees and weeds
  • Dust mites that live in drapes, carpets, furniture and bedding
  • Pet dander, which are tiny flakes of dead skin
  • Cockroaches, including their waste and saliva
  • Mould spores
  • Perfumes
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Food allergies which can be life-threatening

Risk Factors of Pollinosis

Some factors increase the risk of getting Pollinosis which include:

  • Genetic factors: If your close family member has an allergy or Pollinosis, the risk is higher.
  • Gender and age: Before adolescence, Pollinosis is common among boys, while after adolescence, women are more affected by it
  • Second-hand smoke: Exposure to cigarette smoking during early life years increases the risk of Pollinosis.
  • Birthdate: People born during high pollen seasons are at a slightly higher risk of developing Pollinosis.
  • Any infant who had fewer childhood infections can be at a higher risk of developing autoimmune problems in later life.
  • Having a mother who used to smoke during a child’s first year of life.
  • Working or living in an environment that exposes you to allergens such as dust mites or animal dander.
  • Having atopic dermatitis, also called eczema.

Preventive Measures of Pollinosis

You can relieve Pollinosis symptoms by avoiding irritants as much as you can. To prevent its symptoms, you should:

  • Close your car and home windows during summer, spring, and early fall when the pollen count is higher.
  • Avoid rubbing your nose or eyes and touching your face.
  • Enclose mattresses, pillows, and box springs in the dust mite covers.
  • Use filters in the air conditioner and vacuum cleaner to reduce the count of allergens in the air.
  • Keep pets off beds and couches.
  • Wear a sunglasses and hat to protect your eyes from pollen when you are out. Change your clothes when you come indoors.
  • Wash your hands often, especially when you have played with pets.