Text/Yangcheng Evening News reporter Chen Hui correspondent Liu Qingjun

In March, the breeze blows the willows and the flowers are colorful, which is a good time to step on the green and enjoy the flowers. Many people come back from travel with itchy nose, runny nose, constant sneezing, cough and other discomfort, according to the cold treatment, take some medicine effect is not so good, did not expect that it is actually pollen allergy. How to tell the difference between a pollen allergy and a cold? Chief physician Liu Qiong of the International Medical Department of the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine and nurse Tang Yanhui in charge came to support the recruitment.

Pollen allergy symptoms vary

Liu Qiong introduced that pollen allergy refers to a series of acute catarrhal inflammation and respiratory allergic symptoms that occur due to pollen allergy affecting multiple organs such as eyes, nose, lower respiratory tract and skin. Symptoms vary depending on where pollen allergy "attacks".

Pollen allergic rhinitis Itchy nose, sneezing, runny nose, nasal blockage, poor breathing, etc

Pollen allergic conjunctivitis Itchy eyes, swollen eyelids, and often watery or purulent mucus discharge

Pollen allergic dermatitis Generalized or localized erythema, papules, fine scales, itching or burning

Pollen allergic asthma A sudden asthma attack occurs with paroxysmal coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing, which is no different from normal people after remission

How to distinguish a cold from a pollen allergy?

Pollen allergy has similar symptoms to the common cold, and spring is the peak season for colds and flu, so it is often confused by people. Liu Qiong introduced that in addition to runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, cough symptoms, the common cold is often accompanied by systemic symptoms, such as fatigue, dizziness, fatigue, headache, fever, etc., the duration is generally about a week, and can appear all year round. However, symptoms of pollen allergy can persist for a month or even longer, appearing during specific seasons.

Most of them are yang deficiency physique, and Chinese medicine has high skills

Liu Qiong introduced that traditional Chinese medicine has certain advantages in the treatment of pollen allergy, which can be applied regardless of the onset period and the remission period, and the treatment can also use a combination of external treatment and internal treatment. Most patients with pollen allergy have yang deficiency constitution, and the chance of other symptoms can be reduced by appropriately prolonging the remission period and adjusting the patient's constitution simultaneously.

The following are two easy-to-use TCM external treatment methods that can be used to treat pollen allergies.


Massage acupuncture points: Yingxiang Point, Baihui Point, Fengchi Point, Da Verteb Point, Lung Yu Point, Zusanli Point.

Operation method: Tap the above acupuncture points by yourself, press each acupuncture point for 3-5 minutes, and feel soreness.


Item preparation: moxa, small plate (pick up moxa), lighter, etc.

Moxibustion acupoints: Baihui Point, Lung Yu Point, Qi Hai Point, Zusanli Point, Yongquan Point.

Operation method: suspension moxibustion, the lit moxa strip is aimed at the moxibustion site, 2-3cm away from the skin, so that the skin has a warm feeling is appropriate, moxibustion for 10-15 minutes in each place, until the skin appears red halo is appropriate, moxibustion frequency can be once every two days. During operation, it is necessary to flick moxa ash into the small dish in time to prevent burning the skin.

Tips to prevent pollen allergies: You can do this

Tang Yanhui introduced that pay attention to life and pollen allergy can be prevented, once there is chest tightness, asthma and other critical conditions, quickly take medicine and go to the hospital in time.

●Avoid direct contact with pollen, and try to go out early in the morning, at night, or after rain when pollen concentration is low.

● Strengthen protection, wear masks, hats, goggles, and long-sleeved clothes when going out. After going home, pay attention to wash your hands and face, wash your nose and eyes with light salt water if necessary, and change your clothes.

●Pay attention to a light diet, eat more greens and appropriate amounts of plant protein, and avoid spicy, fried, raw and cold foods.

●Antiallergic drugs may be used as directed in the first two weeks of the pollen period.