Tree pollen allergies

Updated on 10 Jul 2008,
Published on 10 Jul 2008
Tree pollen allergies

Airborne allergies are responsible for most of the major causes of illness. One of the most widespread causes for nasal irritation is pollen allergy. Most common ones are:

1) Pollen allergy.

2) Seasonal allergy.

3) Tree allergies.

4) Plant allergies.

5) Grass allergies.

6) Weed allergy.

7) Ragweed allergies.

8) Hay fever allergy.

9) Pine tree pollen allergy.

10) Oak tree pollen allergy.

11) Birch tree pollen allergy.

12) Bermuda grass allergy.

13) St. Augustine grass allergy.

14) Lantana plant allergy.

15) Poison Oak and Poison Ivy allergy.

16) Mold spores allergy.

17) Chrysanthemum allergy

Trees are usually the earliest pollen producer which releases large amount of pollens that is distributed across miles. There is a variety of trees which amounts to a large number but out of these, less than 100 produce pollens which are allergic and they are specific to the male cultivar of certain trees like:

1) Catalpa

2) Elm

3) Hickory

4) Olive

5) Pecan

6) Sycamore

7) Walnut.

Individuals depending upon their sensitivity do show reactivity among trees in the alder, beech, birch, and oak family, and in the juniper and cedar family as well. The pollens released by them are carried by the air, which enter human mouths and nose and triggers seasonal allergic rhinitis that is commonly known as hay fever.

Generally, allergy that occurs in spring is due to tree pollen and those that occur in summer are due to grass pollen and in fall are due to ragweed. The airborne pollens can also cause skin allergies. For those highly allergic individuals, the allergy season never comes to an end.

Now, if you ask that how long does tree pollen allergies last, then the answer would be:

These cannot be cured but prevented with extra care. One way is to plant trees such as palm, fir, fig, pear, plum… etc. in your surroundings that do not heighten allergy. However, there are other preventive measures such as:

Do not go out early morning; wait for the time when pollen levels are low.

2) Avoid exposure to pollens by keeping the windows in your homes and car closed.

3) Instead of hanging your clothes to dry outside, dry it in an automatic dryer.

4) Bathe your pets frequently and do not let them enter your bedroom.

5) keep your clothes, for gardening use, outside your house

6) Wash your hair, arms, face and legs after doing an outside task.

7) If possible remove carpets and area rugs, wash the rugs with hot water.

8) Cover your mouth and nose whenever you go for a walk.

9) Assign the task of cleaning your house to someone else and do not enter the house till the cleaning is complete.

10) Educate yourself about the pollen cycles in your area and find out your allergy symptoms.

Before doing an outside task, it may be necessary for you to take a dose of medication prescribed by your physician.

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