What is pollen allergy?
First of all, pollen allergy includes several kinds of respiratory allergies, which can touch both the nose and the eyes.These are allergies to trees of trees or other plants suspended in the air and transported by the wind.As a reminder, pollen is the reproductive element produced by the male organs of the plants and emitted in dust form.
Towards March/April: pre-season allergies, mainly for tree pollens
The most allergenic are those of the birch family, the olive tree or even the cypress.
Around May/June: allergies to grass pollens
This is the big season of allergies, whether it be fodder pollens or cerares.There are thus more than 10,000 species of grasses, but it is a safe bet that if you or your child are allergic to one, you are all.
Around July/August/September: the allergies of great-season with herbaceous
During this period, it is rather an allergy to plants such as Ambroisie, Armoise, Plantain, La Parétaire ... We find these plants everywhere: in town, on the edge of roads or paths, inthe meadows, in the forest, etc..Lire aussi :Desensitization en cas d’allergies chez l’enfant
What are the symptoms of pollen allergy?Vidéo du jour :
From what age can we be affected by this type of allergy?
An allergy can be triggered at any age.However, a pollen allergy declares itself most of the time in children, the adolescent or the young adult, rarely later.In baby, pollens allergy is quite rare.Infants allergies are more generally food.
Note that in France, 3 % of the population suffered from allergies 20 years ago against around 20 % today.
Can some factors accentuate pollen awareness?
We note that 80% of people with asthma have allergic rhinitis.
In addition, other external factors can accentuate the allergy to pollens:
How to treat this allergy?
Treatment of symptoms
In case of declared allergy, your doctor will be able to prescribe treatment to relieve rhinitis, calm conjunctivitis and other symptoms.But stopping treatment will result in a return of symptoms if the allergen is still present in the air.
This is why we offer, from 5 years and depending on the allergy, a desensitization.What does it consist of ?In the case of pollen desensitization, we start, once the pollens season is completed, with a skin test to determine the allergy.A blood test is then made, in search of antibodies, depending on the results of the skin tests.Once the diagnosis has been established, we go to desensitization, which can be proposed in 3 forms:
Some simple tips and gestures to adopt on a daily basis
- Wear sunglasses- wash your hands, nose, face and eyes with great water very regularly- wash your hair regularly, especially if you have spent time outside, to prevent allergens to settleon the pillow- cleaning and dusting your accommodation as soon as possible
2 apps to help you see more clearly:
For children: allergeek
This app will teach the child to better understand this allergy in a fun way and show him some simple prevention gestures.
For parents: Allergik
This application makes it possible to geolocate the areas with high concentration of pollen and to better understand cross allergies.Lire aussi :