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Islamabad

March 13, 2018

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PIMS treats 5,000 pollen allergy patients in a week

Islamabad: As many as 5,000 patients suffering from pollen allergy were treated in the emergency of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) during the last seven days.

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The hospital’s emergency has been equipped with additional nebulizers to prevent respiratory failure in patients manifesting severe symptoms. According to PIMS spokesman Dr. Waseem Khawaja, pollen allergy chest specialists are on high alert, and remain on duty round the clock to handle patients.

The common symptoms of pollen allergy, like all other forms of respiratory allergy, can include any or all of the following complaints: itching in the nose, eyes, throat, ears, face or neck, associated with sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, leading to coughing, difficulty in breathing with wheezing (whistling) sounds from the chest, and asthmatic attacks.

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