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Fall allergy symptoms affect children around the world

Children in India suffer from fall allergies too.

Fall allergy season can lead to an increase in nasobronchial allergies in children around the world. If you suffer from fall seasonal allergies, you've likely noticed that this year, pollen counts are very high. Doctors across the country have reported that they are seeing cases of new allergies affecting a number of patients that have never had the problem before.

But this is not just a problem within the United States. Allergies from harvest time have been particularly problematic for children in India, many of whom are suffering from nasobronchial allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis.

Children in India experience these symptoms with a particular frequency during the fall partially because burning paddies, or bales of Indian straw, is customary during this time of year. Since these are made up of plants that contain many allergens, the smoke causes a big rise in symptoms for children.

According to Pediatrician Dr Daljeet Singh, who was interviewed in Indian news source The Times of India, two to four times as many little ones have reported allergic rhinitis symptoms this season.

"The changing weather, with good difference between maximum and minimum temperatures, is a perfect condition for the nasobronchial diseases like bronchitis, asthma and other nasal allergies. Paddy harvesting too adds a lot of dust and smog, which precipitates the nasobronchial allergies," Singh told the source.

Though India is far away from here, the recommendations for staying allergy-free are the same. The article recommended frequently changing bed sheets, and limiting pollen exposure. It can be very helpful to use a cabin air filter in the car and place allergy encasings on bedding as well.

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