COVID-19 and Allergies

Across several regions of the UK, the United States, and Europe, the season of allergy has begun and is going on in full swing along with the deadly COVID-19. According to the experts, these allergies can severely affect the respiratory system and eventually will make your respiratory system more vulnerable. In addition to this, the consequence can make the situation even worse as the COVID-19 can easily invade the lungs.

Dr. Lakiea Wright, an expert in allergies and immunology in Boston stated that when anyone will have allergies, they will have inflammation. She added that when people would inhale the allergen such as pollen through the nose, they would have nasal itching, watery or itchy eyes, or runny nose. That would create inflammation that could weaken the barrier of the people’s body. As a consequence, viruses could easily invade.

Dr. Matt Dougherty, a pediatrician, who takes care of children having allergy problems and asthma in St. Louis, Missouri, said that anything that they could do to make lesser mucus and less inflammation would assist the body to feel better and able to fight other issues such as viral attack. Dougherty also said that if one had any history of allergies, then he must take the medication, He strongly recommends those people to get their medicines to prevent the situation worse from COVID-19.

The major symptoms of coronavirus are three only – cough, fever, and shortness of breath. Worldwide, most of the coronavirus infected people have reported this. Furthermore, there will be severe body aches, which can be similar to the symptoms of flu. Researchers have revealed that because of the air pollution, we may face allergy in later life, because as our age advanced, our immune system gets weaker.

In allergy symptoms, sore throat isn’t so common. Some allergic reactions such as cough can be a signal of common cold.