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Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies are the body’s inflammatory immune response to certain external environmental triggers prevalent during a particular time of the year. They are related to seasonal environmental changes and are typical for countries with significant seasonal variations. Seasonal allergies are a great problem because significantly affect the performance and productivity of both adults and children.

What Causes Seasonal Allergies?

The common triggers for seasonal allergies are pollen grains and pollen particles of trees, grasses, and weeds spread by wind, birds, and bees. Hay fever or allergic rhinitis is a form of seasonal allergy, it affects annually millions of people.

What the Allergy Symptoms?

Seasonal allergies have common signs and symptoms occurring at the same time each year. However, they may range by their severity. Among the most common symptoms are:

  • nasal swelling
  • nasal congestion
  • sneezing
  • inflammation of the nasal mucosa
  • itching in the nose, throat, and eyes
  • irritation
  • cough
  • runny nose
  • redness and watery eyes
  • loss of olfactory sensation
  • general body weakness

Coming in contact with a certain substance being an allergen for a given organism, the body produces the Immunoglobulin E (IgE) protein. When exposed to similar allergens in the future, this immunoglobulin reacts and triggers the secretion of leukotrienes, histamine, cytokines into the bloodstream. These chemicals stimulate the evermore secretion of IgE and cause allergy symptoms.

Seasonal Allergies

Example 1. Seasonal Allergies

Can Seasonal Allergies be Cured?

There are some common recommendations on how to cope with seasonal allergies. The main of them is to reduce exposure of allergens, to limit the contact with the allergen, stay indoors and limit staying outdoors especially on windy days. It is recommended to keep the windows of home and cars closed and use conditioners cleaning the air in premises, wear special protective masks, and take shower immediately you come home.

According to the doctor's prescription, it is possible to use special medicines (allergy drugs, nasal spray, eye drops, etc.) to ameliorate the well-being and eliminate the symptoms of allergy. In some cases, the use of medications prior to the beginning of the allergic season can help in reducing allergy reactions during the season. After conducting diagnostics, tests, and research to determine the allergen, studying the history of infection, appropriate treatment is prescribed. It is an anti-Immunoglobulin E (IgE) therapy or immunotherapy, depending on the type and severity of the allergy.

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software enhanced with the Allergology solution is a powerful tool to design attractive and visual infographics to illustrate the causes and symptoms of seasonal allergies. Use it to depict the results of the latest research in this area and the newest ways of treating this disease. Illustrate effectively your reports, documents, presentation slides, medical websites, medical journals with professionally designed allergology diagrams and infographics.

Allergy Degranulation Processes

Example 2. Allergy Degranulation Processes

Striving to design your allergology-related diagrams easier and faster, use a variety of predesigned vector objects included to the ConceptDraw's Allergology solution libraries. In addition, turn attention to the set of samples included to this solution. Each of them suits as a base for your own diagram. You can only make some insignificant changes to get your own new allergology diagram.

All included libraries will be useful for designing in a particular area. Design elements — allergy symptoms will help you in illustration common symptoms for detection appearing of allergy reaction engage medical aid in time. Use the icons from the Asthma Causes and Asthma Triggers libraries to make informative infographics correspondingly about asthma disease, its causes and main triggers.

Asthma Attack Illustration in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

Example 3. Asthma Attack Illustration in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

The infographics you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software using the Allergology Solution and illustrate the seasonal allergies. They successfully demonstrate the solution's capabilities and professional results you can achieve. An experienced user spent 15-20 minutes creating each of these samples.

Use the powerful tools of the Allergology Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software to create your own infographics and diagrams of any complexity fast and easy, and then successfully use them in your work activity.

All source documents are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying, or converting to a variety of formats (PDF file, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio, and many more graphic formats) from the ConceptDraw STORE. The Allergology Solution is available for all ConceptDraw DIAGRAM users.