You may know that high pollen levels occur in spring season.
Many of us will face the symptoms of pollen allergy when exposed to pollen.
Some tiny particles are released from tress, grass, and weeds in each season like winter, summer and fall.
These tiny particles are called as pollen and the allergic reaction due to these particles is known as pollen allergy.
Plants use the pollen from its own flowers to fertilize it self.
Some times pollen enters into the human nose along with breathing air and triggers some allergic rhinitis called pollen allergy. Most of the people know this pollen allergy as hey fever or rose fever.
Most of the allergy producing pollen comes from plants. A single ragweed plant produces a million grains of pollen a day. Grass and tress are also main sources of pollen.
There are few people who have little contact with the large, heavy, waxy pollen grains of many flowering plants, because this type of pollen will not be carried by wind but by some insects like butterflies and bees.
The trees that produce allergic pollen are oak, ash, pecan, and mountain cedar. Pine pollen is less allergic than other types of pollens.
Pollen allergy symptoms:
If you have pollen allergy the symptoms may vary according to the climate conditions. The symptoms are also depending on the type plants that grow in your area.
You are allergic to tree pollens in spring season.
You are allergic to grass and weed pollens in summer season.
In fall you are allergic to ragweed pollens.
- Pollen allergy causes asthma and hey fevers.
- Running, itching, sneezing, and some times blocking of the nose.
- Itchy and watery eyes.
- Allergic rhinitis also called as hey fever occurs when the immune system overreacts to the particles in the air that you often breathe. If you have severe allergic rhinitis then you may acquire some complicated diseases like sinusitis, plugged ears and ear infection.
- Severe weakness of the human system effects in doing your daily tasks.
- Allergic shiners are the dark circles under the eyes caused by restricted blood flow.
Cause of pollen allergy:
- The main cause for pollen allergy is the release of pollen from plants, tress and grass.
- The pollen that can cause hey fever varies between different climatic and vegetation zones.
Pollen allergy diagnosis:
- The proper diagnosis involves identifying the plants that grow in your area.
- Identify the season in which you get pollen allergy.
- Using appropriate pollen allergens and by doing some allergy tests you can confirm the diagnosis.
- Diagnostic tests can be done using a blood sample from the patient to detect levels of IgE antibody to a particular allergen.
Pollen allergy treatment:
- If you have pollen allergy it is better to stay indoors on windy days. Reduce the plants in your home.
- Use medications such as antihistamines, and nasal sprays. Avoid nasal sprays for a very long period.
- Immunotherapy also called as allergy shots is a very effective long term treatment. Avoid allergy shot therapy if you have other allergic diseases like asthma.
- Using â€œNASONEXâ€ you can completely overcome from these seasonal pollen allergies. Once you take the medication you can get relief in less than 24 hours. You can completely overcome from allergies within two weeks.
- Doctors prescribe NASONEX to both adults and children; so most people can tolerate the ingredients. Use the above medication by consulting your doctor.