People with a predisposition to seasonal allergies should be vaccinated against the flu as they are more susceptible to developing complications of respiratory infections due to this virus, a specialist said today.
In a statement, Raúl Dorbeker Azcona, head of the Immuno-Allergies Service at Juárez Centro Médico Quirúrgica Centro, explained that winter allergies begin in November and end in March due to the presence of pollen and the decrease in temperature.
Winter allergy, the specialist explained, also affects men and women of all ages, however, babies are more likely to contract because the immune system has not matured.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 30% of the world's population can develop this health condition throughout their lives.
Dr. Dorbeker noted that this condition is characterized by constant tearing, occasional runny eyes, intense itching in the nose, runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
He said that along with the vaccine, other measures should be taken to reduce the risk of complications.
"Try to keep the doors and windows closed, clean it frequently and wear masks or wipes to protect the airways from the cold air," he said.
He explained that if there are symptoms of respiratory infection, you should consult a specialist to prescribe the appropriate treatment.