Pollen allergy

Symptoms of pollen allergy, a common respiratory disorder in spring. Learn more about the best pollen allergy treatment to reduce its annoying symptoms.

We are almost at the gates of the beginning of spring, a season that will officially arrive in our country on March 23, and which is always accompanied by the dreaded spring allergies.

A much more common disorder than is thought, which affects millions of people in our country (it is estimated that it affects about 15% of Spaniards), and that -in fact- each year more cases of allergy to pollen.

The truth is that, although there are really quite clear symptoms of allergy to pollen, on many occasions it is essential to go to our doctor to confirm if we are allergic and to what substance. Only in this way will we be certain if we are allergic to pollen, and prescribe an appropriate treatment if the allergy is severe.

Why does pollen allergy appear?

Pollen allergy appears as a result of a hypersensitivity of our body, which interprets an innocuous substance, such as pollen, as a threat.

Although there are different types of pollen that can cause allergies, the most common are grasses, which originally appear between the months of April and July, with a higher incidence in May.

Pollen allergy symptoms

  • Discomfort in the eyes: tearing, itching and conjunctivitis, among others.
  • Discomfort in the nose: sneezing, runny nose and itching.
  • Respiratory problems: such as cough or asthma.
  • General malaise: the person may feel tired, and even have a fever.

How to relieve pollen allergy?

One of the main tips that can be given when it comes to relieving pollen allergies is, above all, to try to get away from the substance that causes the allergy.

In a season like spring it is complicated, even more so when in these months the good weather invites you to go outside and enjoy a bit of sun.

Therefore, rather than going to gardens, parks or the countryside, it is best to try to go to the beach if you have the choice, since in these places the presence of pollen is much lower.

It is also advisable to increase the defenses and strengthen the immune system, since this is not only essential against colds or flu, but also useful to enhance the defenses and thus combat the discomfort of pollen allergy

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