Are Coughs And Colds The Effects Of Weather Allergies?
Hello. I want to ask whether the cough and cold influences the weather allergy? thanks.
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Basically the weather has no potential to cause allergic reactions in the body. An allergic reaction can only occur if there is a substance (called an allergen) that enters the body and causes an excessive reaction from the body's immune system because the allergen is considered "dangerous". However, the weather can indeed cause a reaction to dilate blood vessels in the nose and cause symptoms such as colds, nasal congestion, and can also cause symptoms of a lot of phlegm / phlegm in the throat and cough. This condition is called vasomotor rhinitis. The triggers for vasomotor rhinitis can vary (not just the weather), can also be caused by:
cigarette smoke and air pollution
dry and cold air
side effects of certain drugs
Although it is different from the condition of allergic rhinitis (cold symptoms that arise due to allergies), the treatment is more or less the same, namely avoiding the triggers of vasomotor rhinitis. Therefore you must begin to recognize what causes your rhinitis symptoms and avoid these triggers. Another thing you can do to reduce the symptoms of nasal congestion is to wash your nose using saline liquid, inhale warm water vapor (for example when you take a shower), or install a humidifier in your bedroom or workspace.
You can do a doctor's examination if the symptoms are very disturbing, and the doctor can provide other treatments such as giving decongestants or steroid spray for the nose.
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