If left untreated, hay fever can lead to asthma.

With the increase in allergic problems with the arrival of spring, Nose, Nose and Throat Specialist Prof. Dr. Fatih Oğhan spoke about what can be done against allergic rhinitis. prof. Dr Oğhan said: “We wouldn’t make such a pessimistic statement if it were just allergic rhinitis and only seasonal transitions. But allergic rhinitis, known as “one airway, one disease,” is a disease that causes an allergic reaction from the nose to the bronchi in the lungs and can doom people to drugs for life. Because allergic rhinitis is not only a disease that shows symptoms in the nose, but can also cause bronchial sensitivity and asthma.

“There are two types, year-round and seasonal”

Emphasizing that allergic rhinitis is divided into year-round and seasonal allergic rhinitis, Prof. Dr. Oğhan explained that seasonal allergic rhinitis patients have increased significantly due to pollen in these days when we live in spring months, and that these patients suffer from complaints such as “sneezing, coughing, post-nasal drip, watery runny nose, nose and eye itching, redness in the eye, burning and stinging, nasal congestion”. He said he came to the nose and throat clinic. According to Prof. Dr. Oğhan stated that in cases where they deem it necessary, they conduct allergy skin tests and determine the current allergen and advance treatment, and refer some patients to allergy vaccine treatment. Noting that allergy sufferers appeal to the doctor all year round for reasons such as “house dust mites, mold and cat-dog epithelial allergy”, Prof. Dr. Oğhan stated that the drug treatment in such patients did not change, but if the person had asthma or bronchial sensitivity, asthma medications were added to the treatment.

“Don’t try to pass it off as a cold”

Prof. Dr. Oğhan advised those with symptoms related to the disease known as seasonal allergic rhinitis, namely hay fever, not to ventilate their homes in the early morning hours when pollens are most intense, and to be under control. ​from a doctor during seasonal transitions. Noting that uncontrolled, uncontrolled and untreated allergic rhinitis can develop into asthma, Prof. Dr. Oğhan said it can also cause the formation of occlusive pathological tissues called polyps in the person’s nostrils. He cautioned that if the patient has a cough that is resistant to treatment, shortness of breath on exertion, itching and redness in the eyes, overlapping episodes of sneezing and constant nasal congestion, and difficulty breathing, the situation should not be dismissed as a common flu. and should be taken seriously by the patient.

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