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Spring time – Pollen time

Spring time – Pollen time

With the warmer spring days, the pollen time begins

After the cold winter, we look forward to milder temperatures, more sunshine and a nature that comes back to life more and more. For pollen allergy sufferers, this time is less enjoyable than agony. The number of people affected is increasing steadily from year to year.

How to be allergic to pollen?

The predisposition to allergies is inherited. They can evolve over the years. Furthermore, pollution of the environment can lead to an overreaction of the immune system. Anyone who was able to enjoy spring each year can unexpectedly be afflicted by the torment of various allergic symptoms.

What pollen allergies are there?

Triggers for allergic reactions are the pollen of pollen from trees, grasses, shrubs and cereals.

How is an allergy noticeable?

The symptoms are very different. From the itching of the eyes, ears, throat to watery eyes and runny nose, allergy can manifest itself. Strong reactions may cause breathing difficulties, shortness of breath or rash. With the help of various test methods, the allergenic substance can be found out. Depending on the allergic trigger, there are various ways to deal with the allergy.

What treatment options are there?

If the allergic person knows the corresponding substance to which he is allergic, it is most effective to avoid this substance if possible. When the bee pollen allergy it is almost impossible to avoid the allergy triggers, as the pollen be moved by the wind for miles through the air. In this case, there are very well-tolerated preparations whose intake leads to a significant relief of the symptoms in the short term.

Another long-term treatment option is the hyposensitisation. Here, a serum is placed under the skin, which makes the body immune to the pollen by repeated use. Chance of success exists for 70 – 80% of those treated.

 

Your Dr. Jens D. Löhnert
Specialist in dermatology, allergology and venereology
Aesthetic dermatology