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Stating that allergy, which is common today, negatively affects the quality of life, said JCI Istanbul hospital clinic Pulmonologist Dr. “It is possible to overcome this problem lightly with some measures,” said.

Allergies are problems that occur as a result of an excessive reaction of the immune system to certain substances. Basically; it can hold the upper respiratory tract, lung, skin, eyes and digestive tract. Pulmonologist Dr. explained the ways to deal with this problem, which is common in our society, as follows.

Here are the most important symptoms

Upper respiratory tract: Nasal congestion, runny nose, nasal itching occurs with symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, headache, constant desire to wipe the nose, redness of the nose. They are also accompanied by headaches. It usually occurs at certain times of the day in certain places at certain seasons.

Lower respiratory tract: In this type of allergy, there are usually coughs without sputum or with light sputum, but the same asthma-like shortness of breath can also occur when there is a serious allergy. Shortness of breath may appear, which increases with exertion, especially in contact with the allergen.


The feeling of stinging in the eyes that usually occurs with these allergies, itching in the eyes are the most common signs of eye allergies.


Manifested by severe redness, swelling, edema and itching. The first thing that comes to mind when it comes to itching should be an allergy.

Digestive system

Complaints that usually occur in food allergies affect the digestive system.

What can you do?

Against allergies, you should pay attention to the following points at home and outside

Basic treatment of allergy is usually made possible by the detection of an allergy. Thus, it is also known what the patient should pay attention to. Avoiding allergens is an important preventive method. For example, it is necessary to avoid forests, dusty environments and polluted environments in the spring. It is also an important method to use personal protective equipment when you are forced to enter such an environment. Personal protectors are the masks we use against coronavirus. If we are entering an environment with little dust or little pollen, normal masks are sufficient, but if we are entering an environment with a lot of dust and a lot of trees, it is necessary to use masks such as N95. Thus, we are protected from allergic agents.

Do not use carpets in the bedroom

The best way to protect yourself from allergic agents in the home is to reduce household dust, dampness and mold in the house. Using few items to reduce dust in the house is by preventing items such as televisions, computers, carpets that hold dust from being placed in the bedrooms. Air purifiers, especially hepa filter air purifiers, are very useful in reducing the allergy in the environment. It should also be noted that vacuum cleaners and air conditioners also have hepa filters. To protect yourself from household allergens, it is necessary to maintain the temperature of the house at certain levels. It is necessary to reduce the heat to below 22 degrees, not to raise it too much above 25 degrees. Humidity in the house should also be prevented from rising above 60 percent. In summer, moisture-reducing measures should be taken, and in winter, household dryness caused by heaters should be prevented.

As few items as possible should be kept in the bedroom. It is necessary to wash pillowcases, sheets, duvet covers above 60 degrees and change them twice a week. In general, it is very important that clothes and things are kept in closed closets. One of the important ways to protect yourself from household dust is not to use carpets as much as possible. When choosing carpets, it is a good solution to give preference to short-haired or anti-allergic ones. In the bedroom, it is useful not to use carpets as much as possible. If you are allergic to mold, stay away from rooms that do not receive light. If you have such a house, also change your environment if possible. In addition, the puffiness that forms on the walls is greening, so clean and paint the moldy areas frequently.

Stay away from these allergens

Dust, house dust mite, which we call small organisms, pollen (especially in spring), moisture or mold situations that actually contain what we call yeast, peanut-some foods such as strawberries like cats and dogs, pets and their feathers, such as scented bleach detergent all chemicals, perfumes, cigarette smoke, cold, steam, some people have allergies and these can lead to many factors such as the sun.

Be careful with chemicals, even if you don’t have allergies!

Everyone should stay away from chemicals, whether they have allergies or not. For example, it is necessary to use odorless-natural ones of dishwashing and laundry detergents. After all, if your allergy persists, it is worthwhile to see a doctor, take your allergy tests, get regular allergy treatments, and go to a checkup December. Even if the allergy is not completely reset, it is possible that you will live as if you had no allergies.

Stay away from stuffy environments

The most important way to protect yourself from allergic agents outside the home is to stay away from environments where we think the air is dirty.

It is necessary not to stay for a long time in closed and poorly ventilated environments. Especially smoking and crowded environments should be avoided. It is important to stay as far away as possible from environments with a lot of trees, grass and grass until the end of spring.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

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American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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