For a long time, an unwanted companion of mankind was an allergy. Cough, runny nose, tearing, spasm of the larynx - all these troubles could accompany its manifestation. Allergies can be seasonal in nature.certain time of year. Then its appearance is associated with any seasonal processes, for example, with the flowering of plants. Also, the manifestation of an allergic reaction may occur from exposure to allergens that are not related to the seasonal factor. This, for example, concerns the response to animal hair or medication. Allergy cough is one of the most common symptoms.
The cause of allergic cough
As a result of the action of allergens, histamine is released into the human body. This leads to impaired blood microcirculation and swelling of the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract. Edema causes receptor irritation. The reaction of the body to such processes is a dry cough. Allergy is most pronounced in children. They have swelling very quickly and can be accompanied by pressure in the chest, suffocation and even vomiting.
What is the difference between allergic cough and cough cough?
A person can cough for various reasons. This raises the question of accurate diagnosis. After all, the correctness of the choice of treatment depends on the diagnosis. There are several characteristic signs that allow to establish the allergic nature of cough:
- Allergy cough is dry. With its manifestation, as a rule, viscous sputum is not released.
- Such a cough is not accompanied by symptoms characteristic of a cold. For example, there is no increase in body temperature.
- Attacks of allergic cough can last for a long time and not bring relief.
- Allergy cough increases in the presence of allergens. Seasonal manifestation of cough in the period of flowering plants also indicates the allergic nature of cough.
Types of allergic cough
In the outside world there are many factors that can become allergens for a person and cause laryngeal edema. This causes the presence of a large number of varieties of cough. Here are some of them:
- Seasonal cough. It can cause a reaction to pollen, freshly cut grass or poplar fluff. During this period, patients are advised to reduce their stay on the street.
- Reaction to synthetic products. Household chemicals and cosmetics can cause coughing. If you are allergic to these drugs, you may also experience headache, skin burning, and rapid fatigue.
- Reaction to animal fur. Unfortunately, pets can cause allergies.
- Cough at low ambient temperatures. When leaving a warm room in the cold sometimes there are spasmodic reactions in the airways.
- Food allergy. The task of the allergist in this case is to identify the food allergen; subsequently it is withdrawn from the diet of the patient.