Pollen is a fine powder released from plants during flowering. Part of the plants is pollinated by the wind. Pollen of individual plants is detected in the air at certain times of the year. Plants whose pollen most often cause allergies are hazel, alder and birch, their pollen is present in the air from February to May. Pollen from grass grasses and cereals occurs in the summer – from May to the end of August. Pollen of herbs, especially of wormwood, occurs in August, while pollen of the lanceolate from June to August.
Allergics who are allergic to pollen (among them many asthmatics) most often know which time of the year is the worst in terms of allergen occurrence for them. The well-being determines, besides the flowering season, also the intensity of the wind – the larger it is, the easier it is to move pollen, and therefore their amount in the air may be higher.
The most dangerous for plants allergic to pollen is the medium-intensity wind on a clear, dry day. On such a day it is safer, if possible, not to leave the house and avoid opening windows. In addition, summer rain can be dangerous, especially in the first minutes – pollen from the upper air layers are then rinsed to the lower layers, getting to the apartments.
Methods of fighting allergy to pollen
One of the methods that turned out to be effective in treating allergy to pollen is also halotherapy. The essence of this method is breathing air rich in salt aerosol.
The solution for car travelers can be pollen filters, preventing pollen from entering the interior of the car when the ventilation is turned on.
Sensitive to the pollen of one plant species may try to take leave or leave during their flowering period in place of a different plant vegetation period.
However, most asthmatics are allergic to more than one species of pollen, so they need to limit contact with allergens in a different way.
If you are allergic to plant pollen, you can not completely isolate yourself from the allergen. Therefore, it is necessary to provide preventive and anti-inflammatory treatments that prevent the symptoms from entering the lower respiratory tract and, consequently, the emergence of asthma.