• 29 MAY 20
    Tips and precautions to prevent pollen allergy

    Tips and precautions to prevent pollen allergy

    Among the different types of allergies, pollen allergy is one of the most frequent. In Spain, one in 4 people suffers from this type of allergy, and in the spring with the pollination of many of the plants, the cases of allergic reactions increase considerably.

    Although pollen is harmless, in the case of allergy sufferers, their body identifies it as an invasive agent and overreacts, releasing substances such as histamine to protect itself. As a consequence, the typical symptoms of allergy appear, such as sneezing, runny nose and itchy nose, lacrimation, etc.

    In those cases where the symptoms are very strong or bothersome, the allergist may prescribe antihistamines or other medication to mitigate the symptoms. However, prevention remains best, avoiding contact with the allergen whenever possible.

    Next, we will see with Dr. Clara Isabel Pérez Padilla, head of the Allergology Service of Vithas Xanit Internacional, some useful tips to prevent and avoid, as far as possible, suffer allergic reactions:

    • On days with a higher pollen concentration, and especially on days with strong winds, it is best to avoid leaving the house as much as possible.
    • Avoid as much as possible going out in the hours with the highest concentration of pollen in the air, between 5 and 10 in the morning and between approximately 7 and 10 at night. Also keep windows closed at home during those hours.
    • When driving, keep the windows closed to prevent pollen from entering.
    • Use pollen filters on air conditioners, both at home and in the car. Change them frequently so they do not lose effectiveness.
    • Wear sunglasses when going out, to avoid pollen from coming into contact with the eyes.
    • When you get home, change your clothes and shower, since pollen can remain on clothing and body. If we can’t change our clothes, washing our hands and face after exposing ourselves to pollen can help. Avoid hanging clothes outside, especially in spring.
    • Try to avoid activities that can remove pollen particles, such as sweeping the terrace or mowing the lawn.
    • In case we have a garden, avoid plants that pollinate by air.
    • If we spend the night outdoors, do not sleep near pollen sources such as trees or other plants.
    • In case of taking allergy medications such as histamines, it should always be done under medical supervision, always following the specialist’s instructions. If in doubt, consult a specialist.

    Apart from pollen allergy, there are also other types of allergies, which in some cases can cause more serious reactions. In this other post you will find more information about other types of allergies: causes, symptoms and how to treat them.

    Allergology specialists at Vithas Xanit Internacional

    In case you need to go to an allergist, either to diagnose or treat the symptoms of an allergy, remember that at Vithas Xanit Internacional you will find the best specialists. Contact us for more information or make an appointment.

    Vithas hospitals are safe hospitals

    Vithas’ 20 hospitals are safe hospitals for patients and professionals thanks to the implementation of strict safety protocols against covid-19. Among the measures implemented, the establishment of two different circuits stands out: one for people with symptoms compatible with covid-19, and the other for other patients.

    Additionally, we supply masks and hydroalcoholic gel to all people who come to the hospital for any reason. In addition, the Group is carrying out massive virus detection tests on all personnel, who are equipped with all the necessary self-protection measures.

    A security that has always been reinforced thanks to the fact that all Vithas hospitals implement the strict protocols of the Joint Commission International, world reference body that accredits patient safety and healthcare excellence.

    For more information: https://preparadosparacuidarte.com/

Department Patient Care
Xanit International Hospital

I really appreciate and thank all the staff at Vithas Xanit International Hospital.  They certainly helped to make my stay in hospital more relaxing, and less painful than usual, in spite of my illness. I feel that I have just come out of a charming small hotel rather than a large hospital.


Medical Specialities

  • Hair Transplantation Unit

    At Vithas Xanit we offer the most advanced technology for hair transplantation surgery and for non surgical treatments. We attend both men and women, suffering from any capillary loss, either on the scalp or in any other body area (beard, moustache, eyebrows or eyelashes).

  • Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, the Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Unit helps patients to feel good about themselves.
    The latest medical technology and our doctors and surgeons’ perfectionism are key factors in terms of patient satisfaction with the results of their cosmetic surgery or treatment. Liposuction, breast enlargements, rhinoplasty and tummy tucks are among the most applied treatments.

  • Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Our dentists carry out your dental surgery and/or dental treatment quickly and efficiently.
    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, we guarantee high quality dental treatments such as dental surgery (dental implants, sinus lift) or cosmetic dentistry treatments (dental crown, dental bridge, veneers, dentures, etc.).

  • Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic surgery quality and prices vary from country to country and Spain combines the best of both worlds.
    The most requested health tourism orthopedic surgeries are hip replacement and knee replacement. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, these procedures are performed using arthroscopy and Minimally Invasive Techniques (MIS).

  • Heart Surgery

    Heart Surgery

    Our Vithas Xanit Cardiology Area is an international benchmark for heart diseases. It boasts cardiologist and specialist heart surgeon on conditions such as arrhythmia, implanting pacemakers, angioplasty, heart bypass, repair to the aortic valve and mitral valve, heart valve replacement and percutaneous mitral valve repair.

  • Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity is considered to be one of Western countries’ major health issues and consequently the demand for bariatric surgery is on the up, particularly concerning gastric banding and gastric bypass
    Our surgeons have been widely trained in this area, with over 20 years’ experience in all bariatric surgeries. They are all done by laparoscopy.

  • Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    The General Surgery and Digestive System Service at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional can boast the most advanced technology and latest generation equipment for treating a wide variety of digestive pathologies such as in gallbladder. This service offers advanced laparoscopy surgery as the main way of tackling most surgical pathologies.

  • Urology – TURP

    Urology – TURP

    The Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional Urology service employs European Board of Urology-certified urologists. This unit offers patients the latest diagnosis techniques, treatments and procedures. At our International Hospital, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is the most frequently used technique to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.

  • Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Venous insufficiency is a chronic pathology that affects one in three adults. It is characterised by a deficient blood return in the lower limbs.
    Our International Hospital medical team has wide-ranging experience in sclerotherapy with micro-foam, varicose vein removal with endovascular laser, ambulatory phlebectomy and the C.H.I.V.A technique, among others.

  • Spinal Surgery

    Spinal Surgery

    Slipped discs and spinal stenosis usually affect the lumbar and cervical spine and the spinal surgery most requested by our international patients is laminectomy, as well as arthroplasty of the intervertebral disk and spinal fusion.

  • Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Our international hospital uses a new femtosecond laser, the most technologically advanced refractive surgery system currently available. It can correct long-sightedness and refractive defects such as short sightedness, astigmatism or hypermetropia in a single operation.
    The most popular ophthalmology surgeries among our international patients are laser eye surgery, glaucoma and cataract surgery.

  • Imaging Diagnosis

    Imaging Diagnosis

    Radiology and nuclear medicine are medical specialties that focus on the diagnosis of diseases through the interpretation of images. They provide fundamental information for the Medical Check-Up Unit. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internationalthese two specialities are integrated into a single service in order to provide the maximum reliability and diagnostic coordination.

  • Medical check up

    Medical check up

    Evolving health concepts, greater longevity and technological developments mean that it is increasingly important to detect and make an early diagnosis on diseases and prevent them.
    Therefore, periodic health check-up is the most efficient and secure way of controlling your health.

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Various conditions might lead to a hysterectomy or uterine ablation: uterine cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, adenomyosis.
    This surgery can be traumatising for women and so the psychology department at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional helps women through this process.