Dermatologist Lidia Gaevskaya, in an exclusive interview with we, said that fallen leaves can be dangerous to human health. According to the expert, it can cause various infections.

“Fallen leaves can be very dangerous to humans. It can cause allergic reactions, infectious lesions of the respiratory organs and skin, including. Well, we all understand that it is not the foliage itself that is the provoking factor, but precisely those fungi that spread and multiply on this foliage.“, – said the specialist.

The dermatologist added exactly how infection can occur. After the leaves fell, the rain passed and wetted them. In warm weather, it rots, bacteria and fungi multiply. The mold creates spores that easily rise into the air and, if inhaled, can form allergic reactions and infection of the bronchopulmonary systems.

“We also know that trees and foliage are a certain filter for the air, and during the summer they collect heavy particles of road dust, various building dust and so on, bird feces, insect feces. And when falling off, it contains a huge variety of bacteria and viruses that can infect the human body. And in order to become infected, it is not necessary to fall into this foliage, it is quite enough just to walk, walk, walk the foliage once, throw it up and inhale these fungal spores and multiplying bacteria, ” Gaevskaya explained.

Gaevskaya urged not to fall on the seemingly beautiful carpet of foliage, because under it there can be sharp stones, branches, glass. In this case, the walk may end sadly. Also, according to her, autumn is the season of ticks. After walking on the street, you need to carefully examine yourself.

Autumn is also very dangerous for the eyes. Conjunctivitis can be easily contracted at this time of the year. Tatyana Shilova, Doctor of Medical Sciences, spoke about this.

“When we talk about the growth of inflammatory diseases in the cold season. First of all, we mean conjunctivitis. This is an inflammation of the mucous membrane of the eye. And they can be caused by both bacteria and viruses. They manifest themselves in the form of redness of the mucous membrane of the eyes, discharge, discomfort in the eye. Even a decrease in vision, — said the expert.

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The doctor added that you need to consult an ophthalmologist to avoid becoming chronic. It is necessary to take vitamins, because in autumn and winter there may be vitamin deficiency, which affects the condition of the eye. The expert also urged people who use lenses to wear them less or switch to glasses. She also advised to do laser vision correction.

As we previously wrote, immunologist-allergist Nadezhda Logina said, how does autumn allergy manifest itselfas well as what causes it and how to deal with it.