CLEVELAND, OH – Spring symptoms of Britani Hayes allergy are kept under control from the nightly dose of Zyrtec. But if she forgets to accept her, then she's unhappy.
"My eyes are constantly annoyed and I constantly rub them," said 26-year-old Hayes from Mayfield Heights. She suffers from headache overload and has trouble sleeping.
Doctor. Friedlander himself, a clinical associate professor of allergy, asthma and sleep in university hospitals, can collaborate.
"Allergies may seem important, but everyone knows how cold it is." At this time, the allergic season is already heavily hit in northeastern Ohio, and Friedlander sees an influx of old and new patients who come to him in the fight against allergy and asthma that may worsen with allergic reactions
Cleveland is 39th out of 66 cities in 2018, but still worse in Akron (32nd place), Columbus (28), Youngstown (18), Toledo (14) and Dayton (seventh).
April postcards encourage plants, trees and grass to grow, throwing more pollen into the air, throwing, coughing, sniffing atch scratching, along with discomfort and distraction
The cycle continues with storms at the end of summer, formed in the spring and autumn, and covered mites and pets all year round.
What is allergy?
How People know allergy occurs when the immune system overreacting to what it should ignore, such as pollen, pet dandruff, dust Mites, mold and other allergens.
"The body thinks it's an invader," said Friedlander. Scientists are still trying to understand why. The state may occur for the first time in childhood or in adulthood.
Allergy and asthma go hand in hand. Allergy exacerbates asthma symptoms, which leads to irritated bronchial passages, excessive mucus and mild tension in the lungs. Approximately 80% of childhood asthma and 50% of adult asthma are allergic, "said Friedlander.
The condition of the skin of eczema is also caused by an allergic reaction
. Friedlander often sees seven in which his mother has allergies to the nose, the older son has asthma, the daughter has eczema and the younger son has a food allergy.
"They all travel by our genes," he said. "It's like a lottery – we do not know what an allergy will turn out to be."
It's hard to say that the difference between cold, flu or allergies. Each disease is associated with the respiratory system, but each of them also has key symptoms that distinguish them.
Influenza causes high fever, headache, fatigue and pain. These symptoms are usually not related to colds. Allergies cause watery, itchy eyes, but no chills or flu. Allergies, as a rule, do not cause headaches, fatigue and pain.
Symptoms of allergy usually last for six weeks in the pollen season. Colds and flu usually take place in about two weeks. The allergist can conduct tests for the diagnosis and detection of allergies.
Search for relief
There are simple things that are allergic to any help:
- Use a central air conditioner with air filtration and its change
- Wear sunglasses and hats in the open air .
- Wipe your towel with your homemade before you enter your home.
- Shower and shampoo before bedtime to remove pollen from hair and skin.
Tips can be found on the US Asthma and Allergy Fund website. There are useful phone programs and websites that track the current pollen recording in the region. The pollen.com website provides an all-weather forecast for allergy. Forecast also predicts Weather Channel and Accuweather
Nonprescription drugs containing antihistamines and prescription drugs can be taken before the onset of the allergy season
Immunotherapy also provides relief. These drugs – monthly injections or pills – help the body lose hypersensitivity to pollen and reduce the severity of allergic reactions. New immunotherapy has improved in recent years so that it starts to act faster
A study of new biological therapies and personalized medicine can lead to better treatment for future allergies, said Dr. Dean Metcalf, chief investigator at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at National Institutes of Health. I
New biologics – proteins produced by living immune cells – are now available for severe asthma and eczema. They provide relief for many years, but usually should be provided in the form of monthly intravenous infusions administered in the doctor's office or infusion center
. This is a similar study of allergies, sponsored mainly by the NIH and the pharmaceutical industry, says Metcalf. Achieving this goal will lead to large-scale studies in the human genome.
"It's hard to imagine that we will not get there," Metcalfe said. "We will be close in 10 years."