Weed and shrub pollen can be transported to distant areas by wind in autumn. This causes exacerbation of asthma and allergic flu, especially in people with allergies. Among the common health problems of allergic asthma, allergic flu, medication and skin allergies.
It is a known fact that there is an increase in allergy attacks in the spring and autumn periods in various studies. In autumn, the weather starts to cool and the humidity increases with the effect of rainfall.
The wind is carrying
Since pollen is one of the most important causes of allergies and attacks, pollen activity is increasing in the spring. Weeds and bushes begin to make pollen in late August and early September, which can be carried away by wind. Pollen exposure can also cause an increase in asthma and allergic rhinitis in people with allergies.
In addition to the pollen encountered in the atmosphere during the autumn season, the amount of molds increased due to moisture and rainfall, he noted. Especially asthma patients with mold and pollen allergy need to be careful.
Vaccination is very important
Because of asthma exacerbations, hospitalizations are more common in spring and in September and October. With the arrival of autumn, the frequency of respiratory viral infections is also increasing. It is important for patients with asthma to get flu vaccines every year. One of the causes of asthma exacerbations in autumn is the deterioration of drug compliance due to hot weather in summer or the discontinuation of allergy and asthma medications by many patients. It should be remembered that treatment compliance is important in asthma and allergic diseases and that medication should be discontinued under doctor control.
Ventilate the house in the evening
Total protection from pollen allergens is not possible, but the effects can be reduced. Especially if there is a weed pollen allergy, the windows should be closed as much as possible during periods of spring and autumn, such as in the autumn, the time spent in the open area should be limited, and in the windy days, the amount of pollen will be scattered in the interior. Ventilation in the house should be done especially during the evening hours and the windows should be closed during the day.
If you have an eye allergy …
Patients with eye complaints due to pollen allergy may wear glasses to protect their eyes from contact with pollen when they are outdoors.
In two studies conducted in clinics, patients with allergic eye complaints due to pollen allergy reduce their complaints and drug use by using glasses in open areas. During these periods it may be inconvenient to move in the car with the windows open. Pollen filter ventilation systems used in cars and homes prevent pollen contact, but mold maintenance can be found in ventilation systems that are not maintained or replaced. In this case, attacks may also occur. Therefore, ventilation systems must be maintained.