Climate change and air pollution worsen eye allergies
The temperature fluctuations and pollution will lead to the emergence of a more aggressive type of pollen in the atmosphere and permanent, according to specialists Clínica Baviera, increased eye problems among the Spanish.
The World Health Organization estimates that a quarter of the population suffer from eye allergies and in Spain there are six million allergy sufferers. It affects especially the younger generations, as have 4 of every 10 children under 30 years.
Dr. Fernando Llovet, Medical Director of Clinica Baviera notes that "The most common trigger of allergic conjunctivitis is pollen, although there are other very common allergens such as dust mites, mold, certain drugs and certain makeup"
"The most common symptoms are blurred vision, tearing, dryness and red eyes but also may appear runny nose, sneezing, coughing, difficulty breathing, itchy nose, mouth or throat and sinus headache. All of this creates in the patient a state of frustration, irritation and fatigue that can eventually lead to distractions on driving performance and low performance at work "
The best way to prevent symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis is to avoid, as far as possible be in contact with the precipitating agent, in this case, pollen. "For this, we must stay indoors, wear sunglasses and large envelopes and wash hands frequently with soap and water, especially when change of environment and are exposed to agents that we are not used," recommends Dr. Llovet .
"Once we have the symptoms, we should turn our eye and our allergist to identify the allergen that caused and we will recommend the appropriate method for the relief of ocular allergy."