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Nowadays, complaints such as nasal congestion, sneezing, watery eyes, itching and coughing are very common with the spread of pollen in the air. Turkey Medicals member Prof. Dr. “Patients are looking forward to the summer, but the allergy problem still doesn’t stop,” he said.

The pollen season is known as spring. Often, however, the pollen period for the trees in early spring (March-April), tree pollen, February-April, Meadow pollen, April-June, grass pollen August-September, indicating that the pulmonologist was seen in the months of Prof. Dr. “Pollen causes problems in summer and in autumn”” he said, and gave the following information…

Pollen propagation increases with heat and wind

Along with the spread of pollen into the air in the spring, symptoms of allergic rhinitis, eye allergy and asthma such as itching in the nose, sneezing, catarrh, nasal congestion, watery eyes-itching, frequent cough, shortness of breath are triggered. Pollens increase in late summer and early autumn, especially from April to July.

It is more intensively, especially from 07:00 to 10:00 in the morning and from 19:00 to 22:00 in the evening. At this time, when going out or opening windows at home, pollen gets in, especially in windy weather. The reaction may occur in the respiratory tract of people with sensitivity to pollen.

People with allergies are comfortable because the amount of pollen flying in the air decreases on rainy days. On the contrary, on hot and windy days, the spread of pollen increases.

It also affects the lungs and the skin

If attention is not paid to allergies, it can also develop into infective conjunctivitis, an infectious disease that leads to redness of the eyes in the later period. If a person’s lungs are sensitive, they can react in the form of asthma, such as dry cough followed by phlegm, wheezing in the chest. Sometimes pollen can also stick to the skin. As a result of this, eczema, rashes, itching, urticaria (hives) may appear.

Can be controlled

It is impossible to completely eradicate the disease. Treatment is aimed at eliminating complaints. In the treatment, drugs called antihistamines are most often used, which eliminate the effect of substances such as histamine secreted in the body through IgE when an allergen is encountered. In addition, cortisone-containing sprays applied to the nose and cortisone-containing eye drops can also be used for eye complaints. In some patients whose complaints cannot be controlled with these treatments, who recur very often, vaccine treatments are also used to desensitize the body to the allergen. There is also a risk that untreated spring allergy may develop into asthma later on.

Diagnosis is not difficult

First of all, the patient needs to contact an allergist to make a diagnosis. To make a diagnosis, an allergist needs a detailed medical history, followed by an allergy test. Allergy testing is performed in two ways. Skin or blood tests are the most common methods used to determine spring allergy triggers.

Ways of protection

In the prevention of the disease, it is necessary to stay away from known allergens as much as possible. If you are going to be in open areas such as picnics where pollen is dense, it may be protective to start with antihistamines and use a mask first. In addition, it is necessary not to open windows at home in the morning and evening, when pollen emissions are highest.

Washing hands and face with plenty of soap and water when coming home from outside, taking a shower before going to bed at night also helps to get rid of pollen.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

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 .

Professional Members:

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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