Facts about Pollen Allergy

The allergy from pollen is a common problem and if you have ever gone through it you would know that it feels just like you have got the flu. Pollen allergy or hay fever as it is commonly called or seasonal allergic rhinitis is a condition that arises due to the pollen in the atmosphere. It gets more pronounced during certain particular seasons when pollination occurs or during early mornings when the atmosphere has more pollen count.

pollen allergies facts

If you have pollen allergy, you are most likely to have some or all of these symptoms:

  • Running nose
  • Itchy throat
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Watery eyes
  • Sore throat
  • Hoarseness
  • cough

All the above symptoms are somewhat like flu, cold or cough. Pollen allergy occurs when the tiny irritants enter the mouth and nose. A pollen particle is miniscule and smaller than the width of human hair. They are so tiny that sometimes cannot be seen by the naked eyes.

How to save ourselves from Pollen Allergy?

The obvious way to get rid of pollen allergy is to keep away from pollen. However that is not possible because pollen is everywhere. Pollen grains are so small and so many in the atmosphere, that to save ourselves from it is a humungous task. Therefore, the best you can do to save yourself from the allergy striking you is to take some steps to make the pollen around you to a minimum. Try these steps to keep pollen at bay:

1. Do not go out in the early morning when the pollination is at its peak.

2. Do spring cleaning by washing and all bedclothes and curtains and cleaning out corners. While drying the clothes, do it in the dryer. Do not dry on the line or out in the open where they can collect pollen.

3. Keep your house pollen freeby not letting your dogs or cats who stay outdoors sit on the bed or sofa. The fur of dogs and cats attract pollen and carry them wherever they go.

4. Use air-conditioning to the maximum while driving or at home. Do not use fans or windows to cool yourself as that means you are vulnerable to pollen attack.

5. Use sunglasses in order to protect your eyes, not only from sun but also pollen.

6. At the end of the day when you come back home, first freshen up with a shower and wash your hair before you sit on the bed or other places with upholstery that could catch the pollen.

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