What are the Symptoms of Spring Allergy?

In the spring months, allergic rhinitis symptoms such as nasal congestion, discharge, sneezing, itching, itching in the palate and ear; eye allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, redness and itching. If the patient has asthma, asthma symptoms such as cough and breathlessness may also be seen.

How is Spring Allergy Diagnosed?

It is appropriate for children with the symptoms described above in the spring months to be evaluated by a paediatric allergist. If spring allergy is considered as a result of the evaluation, blood and skin tests should be performed to confirm the diagnosis. Although the diagnosis can also be made with blood tests, the skin test gives more reliable results.

Allergy tests can be performed after 1 month, and allergy tests for pollen allergies are generally preferred after 2 years of age. Because spring allergy usually occurs after the age of 2.

Keep the car windows closed when travelling by car.
Use pollen filtered air conditioners in your home and workplaces.
Do not air your clothes and other cloth items outdoors.
Prefer seaside rather than wooded areas for travelling.
Breathe through the nose instead of the mouth.
Do not spend a long time in places with plants during peak pollen periods.
Always wear sunglasses and protect your eyes when leaving home.
Wash your face and nose with water from time to time when you are outdoors.
Do not neglect to consult a physician if you have asthma, allergic rhinitis and eye allergy symptoms in spring.