Allergy Due To Pollution


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Pollutants primarily affect the respiratory system and later other organs as they are pumped along with the circulatory system.

Seene me jalan, aankhon mein toofan sa kyon hain, Is shahr mein har shaks pareshaan sa kyon hain?

The poignant ghazal may reflect the disturbed mind of man in today's ever-busy metropolis but if taken literally, it brings to life all the effects of pollution on human health. The never ending stream of cars and buses on our roads, airlines cutting the skies with streaks of smoke, booming economy facilitating sky scraper constructions and industrialisation of our peripheries have all led to a polluted environment which has had a telling effect on our health.

We are all affected by pollution though we react differently in intensity. But children are easily influenced. It is also seen that seniors and those suffering with cardiac and respiratory ailments and also the immuno-compromised individuals find their symptoms getting worse even at the slightest pretext. Pollutants primarily affect the respiratory system and later other organs as they are pumped along with the circulatory system in the blood. Much worse is the fact that apart from air they get deposited in the surroundings like soil, water and again reach the human body to cause more deleterious effects.

The air pollutants consist of gases, odours, suspended particulate matters such as dust, fumes, smoke and mist. The following are the common chemical constituents of the pollutants and their area of health effects.

Ozone in the stratosphere is protective but not necessarily so when we have to inhale it from the atmosphere as it causes itching of eyes and watering while increasing episodes of asthma and decreases resistance to cold and known to cause pneumonia.

Nitrogenous gases lead to increased respiratory disorders in winter and more so in children.

Carbon monoxide associates with haemoglobin making us feel more sleepy, confused, impairs concentration and slows down our reflexes.

Sulphur dioxide formed due to breakdown of fuels we use for automobiles is known to cause shortness of breath, wheezing and increased episodes of asthma.

Lead is the usual suspended particulate matter apart from nickel and arsenic and gets lodged in the lung tissues while impairing the resistance and has long-term effects on the respiratory system. Nervous system, digestive systems can be caused and the risk of cancer is high too.

Tobacco smoke, formaldehyde, radon and some other biological allergens like pollen can all add to the air pollutants.

The usually symptoms of such a pollution are continuous bouts of sneezing, a fluent and irritating nasal discharge, blocking of the nose with difficulty to breathe easily and a dry cough to start with which causes irritation of throat. This in the long run can lead to congestion of the sinuses causing sinusitis, inflammation of the throat, Pharyngitis and is all likely to descend into the lungs with effect on the parenchyma. An irritating cough with phlegm and breathlessness with wheeze become a part and parcel of the individual who is constantly exposed.

Homoeopathic medicine cannot ward away pollution but can limit the symptomatology of the patients suffering due to it. It can also allay further effects too.

Senega, Sabadilla, Sticta help relieve the nasal catarrh; sneezing and nasal discharge.

Allium cepa, Hepar sulf, Rumex give relief from Pharyngitis while Arsenic iod, Merc sol, Lycopodium, Pulsatilla, Stannum met help when the pollution has its manifestation on the lung tissue causing recurrent bronchitis like symptoms.

Dr.Venugopal Gouri
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