Common causes of eye and allergic rhinitis are house dust mites, pollens, pet allergens and molds. Life turns into a nightmare for allergic people. If symptoms such as frequent colds, nasal congestion, sneezing, watering-itching in the eyes occur in the spring months when pollen appears, it means there is a ‘pollen allergy’. Tree pollens appear in February-March, grass pollens in May-June, and weed pollens in autumn.
May also affect allergic asthma
Allergy-induced asthma is the most common. If it is due to pollen allergy, many different causes such as respiratory allergen, dust mite, pet dander, pollen or mold will trigger the disease. In allergy-induced asthma, allergens trigger a response that begins in the immune system. Through the complex reaction, these allergens then cause inflammation of the bronchi in the airways of the lungs. Inflammation can trigger coughing, wheezing, and other asthma symptoms.
Asthma, flu and eye allergy symptoms
Symptoms vary from person to person, and sometimes they can even be severe enough to affect the flow of daily life. School-work life turns into a nightmare.
- Door fingers
– chest tightness
– shortness of breath
Symptoms of allergic rhinitis:
- Nasal congestion and runny nose
-Irritation, redness and irritation of the eyes
-Irritation in the throat
Symptoms of eye allergy:
- Intense itching of the eyes – urge to rub , flushing
– Watery or white mucus discharge
– swollen eyelids
Can coronavirus increase risk of transmission?
Pollen exposure weakens immunity to viruses by reducing the antiviral interferon response. As a result of allergic rhinitis and eye allergy, the person frequently touches the nose-eye, so the coronavirus is more easily transmitted and transmitted. For these reasons, it is very important to treat people with allergic diseases to prevent symptoms once the pollen appears.
How to distinguish between allergic rhinitis and coronavirus?
While those with coronavirus have high fever, weakness, muscle pain, smell and taste problems, these symptoms are not seen in allergic rhinitis due to pollen allergy and eye allergy. In the allergic picture, sneezing and itching of the nose are in the foreground. Allergic rhinitis and coronavirus are more confused with each other due to the fact that high fever is less common in young children.
Treatment of Allergic Catarrh and Eye Allergy
Treatment may vary depending on the severity of the person’s signs and symptoms. Medication, vaccine treatment and avoidance methods can be applied in eye allergy and allergic rhinitis.