Symptoms you shouldn't ignore when talking about spring allergies

When cold and flu season ends, some of us run into other problems. The arrival of the warm season comes with allergies that are as annoying as they are dangerous.

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Flowers and weeds send pollen into the air, triggering a number of problems, such as sneezing or itching around the eyes. In addition to these classic signs, spring allergy symptoms can actually appear in many other places on the body: the face, neck, skin on the hands or even the ears. Symptoms can last for months.

Even if there are no trees, fields or grass nearby, pollen can find you and wreak havoc on your sinuses and skin.”Jessica Hui, a pediatric allergist at National Jewish Health in Denver, told

As many as 20 million American adults (and 6 million children) suffer from spring allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).

How to treat spring allergy symptoms

Your doctor or allergist can help you determine the best strategy for treating your specific symptoms. Options include oral antihistamines to relieve sneezing and itching, eye drops to relieve redness and itching, steroid nasal sprays to reduce inflammation and congestion, and hydrocortisone creams for eczema.

The most common symptoms of allergies are sneezing, coughing or sore throat, red and itchy eyes, headache, itchy skin, dry skin, blocked ears or asthma symptoms.

It's important to remember that spring allergy symptoms can last for months, significantly affecting quality of life. If you suspect you have spring allergies, see an allergist to get an accurate diagnosis and establish an appropriate treatment plan.

Spring eye allergies. “We are happy that the trees have blossomed, but we have to be careful”

In Romania, one in four adults suffers from some form of allergy. Allergic rhinitis is also common among children, and untreated can lead to complications. The symptoms of allergies, which are similar to those of a cold, can mislead us, however.

Spring brings not only blooming flowers and gentle sunshine, but also pollen particles that can trigger allergic reactions in the eyes. In the context, doctors are sounding the alarm amid the increase in the number of patients arriving at the hospital with such allergies. Although eye allergies can be encountered at any time of the year, they seem to reach alarming heights this time of year when the flora resumes its blooming cycle.