An allergy to poplar fluff - does it exist ?

According to all allergy - a true allergy to poplar fluff does not exist.Between lush flowering poplar fluff that is very clearly seen that the snow flooding the city streets, it really is female inflorescences, which are not found allergens.

fact that the fluff is an active carrier of pollen, dust and spores of other plants, trees - oak, alder, birch, hazel, and even thousands of different plants and flowers that bloom simultaneously with poplars, and, in turn, are the strongest allergensto 25% - 30% of the population of large cities.

Yes, poplar fluff is really everywhere, it is spreading everywhere in the street, and on the premises, apartments, offices.People who experience sensitivity to spring flowering plants, -pollinoz real torture begins.It is sore throat, allergic rhinitis, allergic cough, itchy eyes, nose, around the mouth, sneezing, excessive tearing or allergic conjunctivitis.How to treat allergic to pollen, plant spores, how to reduce its manifestation?

Where to go in the spring of
poplars - you can do without drugs?

  • Make yourself comfortable at home or at work

spring after a long winter, of course, everyone wants to ventilate the room more often, open balconies, windows, letting in a huge amount of allergens in the apartment.To reduce their impact on the body can be used in homes and offices air purifiers with HEPA filters , they are quite expensive, but in the opinion of many allergy sufferers, significantly reduce allergic reactions.

It strengthens the symptoms of allergies, dry air, so in windy dry weather should reduce their exposure to the outdoors, and indoors use humidifiers air, which now abound in the household appliances market.When humidifying artificial dry air spring, pollen deposited on the objects, floors more quickly than dry air purging it from allergens.For this reason, it should also be as often as possible to wash the floors in the room during the flowering plants allegorical for you.

  • water, shower, wash

Doctors recommend that during the flowering trees, coming home from the street to take a shower, to wash off the pollen - with hair, skin, face, hands, wash the nasopharynx.Very well-proven device Dolphin - a simple device, which is very convenient to wash out the nasal passages, the solution can be prepared at home, 0.5 teaspoons of salt and the same amount of baking soda in 1 cup of water.

  • «Isolation" from the allergen

Ideal - this time of year to travel to those places where there poplars, oaks, hazel and other sources of allergy, to the north or in the highlands.Even the Black Sea coast, close to Sochi and Abkhazia because of the high humidity and subtropical climate, reducing the likelihood of allergies.

  • Make sure that it is an allergy, passing tests

If you notice that symptoms similar to allergic rhinitis, cough, conjunctivitis, there you from March to mid-May - it is not an allergy to poplar fluff, andfor other flowering plants, which can determine a blood test for specific allergens.Please refer to the allergist, who will conduct the appropriate examination and help reduce the severity of the ailment.

How to distinguish SARS, colds, allergies

It's very simple, if every spring you mentioned symptoms are accompanied by a fever, do not increase the lymph nodes in the neck, the throat is no active inflammation, it is just a little tickle, nasal discharge is veryliquid, slimy, transparent, worries paroxysmal sneezing and lasts more than 10 days - it is an allergy rather than a cold or SARS.However, recently there has been such a phenomenon, for which the doctors are divided - a temperature increase in allergy.

Most experts believe that when the temperature of allergy should not be, but there are times when a man during an allergic reaction occurs an insignificant increase, so this symptom is considered ambiguous.When bee stings, insect, in acute food or drug allergies may increase the body temperature, but in the case of hay fever, the temperature should not be, said the majority of allergists.

Cross allergy - diet can help

Already many allergies know that respiratory allergy syndrome may be increased by cross-allergies.That is, if you eat plant foods that are composed of similar materials, they may increase the allergy symptoms.Therefore, for 1-1.5 months before the start of allergy, and while it should follow a certain diet.The following table shows the majority of products that enhance allergic reactions, occurring in patients in the spring when there is just a poplar fluff.

allergies period - hay fever products, aggravating allergies Herbs that increase allergic
from March to mid-May - birch, alder, hazel, oak spices, currants, hazelnuts andother nuts, pears, cherries, plums, apples, peaches, cherries, kiwi, parsley, celery, tomatoes, honey, potatoes, olives, olive oil, brandy, carrots, apricots, nectarines and even white bread pine cones and buds,birch leaves and buds, linden blossom

How to treat seasonal allergies - can only alleviate the condition with medication and

procedures If you already know about their propensity to spring allergies, during remission, that is, the fall and winter, be sure toshould consult an allergist, who will prescribe the appropriate treatment.During the flowering trees and grasses can only relieves nasal, respiratory system and eyes with the following medicines:


very effective for 1-1.5 months before the start of flowering spend 2-3 week course of cleaning the body of toxins and allergenssorbents such as the Polyphepan (70-80 rubles), Polisorb (260-280 rubles), Ste-Filtrum tablets (50-140 rubles). Entegnin Table (130-150 rubles) Enterosgel (260-320 rubles), Activated carbon.At the time of their admission should comply with certain rules.Since this enetrosorbenty they reduce the absorption of essential vitamins, minerals, and other drugs from the intestine, therefore they should be taken between meals, vitamins or medicines, preferably for the night.These funds are prescribed by the doctor for chronic intoxications and allergic diseases rate of not more than 21 days.

Plasmapheresis This method of mechanical cleaning of blood, many allergists say ineffective, because it has a short-term action, and has a number of contraindications.However, by the physician with severe allergies, as well as in the absence of contraindications for this procedure, and it is possible to use as a temporary relief of allergy symptoms and treatment of blood of toxins and allergens of immune complexes.


Among the tablets from an allergy to date, high-performance, no sedative properties, drugs with prolonged action include Cetirizine is Tsetrin (140-160 rub.) Zyrtec (220 rubles), Zodak (120 rubles), Letizen S(90 rubles), cetirizine (60-120 rubles) and fexofenadine - Telfast 420-500 rubles Feksadin (160 rubles), of the 2nd generation drugs can be identified Loratodin (15-20 rubles Table 10..), Claritin (220rubles), Aerius (500-560 rubles) and other drugs.

nasal drops and sprays

If allergic rhinitis complicated life can be used for instillation into the nose or eyes, different drops, sprays containing kromoglitsievoy acid:

  • Intal - aerosol inhalation (when combined with bronchial asthma) 700 rbl.
  • Ifiral - eye drops, nasal drops
  • Allergy dresser - an eye drop
  • except for an allergy - eye drops 70 rubles.
  • kromogeksal - eye drops to 80-90 rubles.Spray 140-160 rub., the solution for inhalation of 370 rubles.
  • Lekrolin - eye drops 90-100 rubles.

and Vibrocil - nose drops with vasoconstrictor and anti-allergic effect - about 200 rubles.

  • Nazaval - Microfine cellulose powder, which prevents the penetration of allergens into the body.It can be used for children from birth, and pregnant women.Using a spray dispenser to spray-powder, which is connecting with the mucosa of the nasal cavity forms a solid gel-like film.This film creates a natural barrier to the penetration of aeroallergens in the nasopharynx.
  • Prevalin - a combination of emulsifiers and oils, which creates a barrier to the penetration of allergens most effectively use it to allergic rhinitis began early in the season.
  • azelastine - Spray Allergodil - a blocker of histamine H1-receptor, but its use is not recommended for children under 6 years of age and pregnant women.
Using public funds is not desirable, and has long-term consequences

I would like to draw attention to the fact that modern medicine offers for emergency removal of severe allergic reactions, powerful tools, such as steroids, sometimes these drugs are prescribed in the lungs when they receiveIt is not justified.

The use of hormonal agents that break all the natural processes in the body, suppress the immune system should not be used for mild allergic reactions.Effects of long-term use, overdose of these drugs, especially for children is very serious.It is believed that the steroids for topical therapy in the form of nasal sprays (Nasobek, Aldetsin, Fliksonaze, Benorin, Bekonaze, Nazoneks, Nazarel) at therapeutic doses inhalation mode of administration is not possess significant systemic activity.

To date, the pharmacy chains are so many different nasal sprays, creams or ointments for skin containing hormones.It is a great evil for the body, for them there is an addictive, they at long and uncontrolled use leads to atrophy of the skin, mucosa, violate the immunity.

Today, few of us can boast of good health and a strong immune system. allergy - this is one of the most striking indicators of failure of the immune system, and even periodically using any corticosteroids violating metabolic and immune processes in the body, perhaps a manifestation of long-term negative consequences.

This means at a very rapid effect, removing the inflammation, swelling, allergic reactions are simply magical and it seems that the best means to find.But this is a very false impression of the consequences of their use may affect the future health.