Another annoying allergy is that of pollen.
It is a different allergy from that to the dust mite as it is seasonal. In fact, spring means for many people the onset of very annoying symptoms such as nasal congestion, sneezing and itchy eyes which often mean rhinitis, conjunctivitis or bronchial asthma.
During the spring and summer, the main culprit of these symptoms is the pollen which, carried by the wind, can reach up to several hundreds of kilometers away.
The main allergens in this category come from Ambrosia, Birch, Hornbeam, Cypress, Beech, Grasses, Privet, Hazel, Olive, Alder and Parietaria. Many of them have their own pollination season: it is therefore useful to consult the pollen calendar.
The worst aspect of spring allergies is that the signs and symptoms occur during hot, dry or windy days, when there is a lot of pollen in the air. PREVENTION Also in this case, the best thing to do to fight the allergy is to try to avoid contact with the allergenic substance. If this is easier in the case of other allergenic factors, as regards pollen it is much more complicated, because it means not staying outdoors during the pollination period, which is practically impossible.
However, if possible, it is essential:
- Reduce exposure to pollen
- Pay particular attention to times when there is a lot of pollen in the air
- Keep the indoor air clean with air conditioning or air purifiers
- Pay particular attention to domestic cleaning.