Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tips to prevent or minimize pollen allergy.

. Pollen Allergy is often the cause of sneezing fit and asthmatic symptoms.
It is true. It is called allergy rhinitis There are people who are highly sensitive to pollen grains. And their allergy is specific to certain plants, and at certain seasons these plants are in bloom. Plants belonging to Family Poaceae or Graminae which include rice, corn, wheat, sugarcane, talahib, cogon, and the like generally bloom in the last quarter beginning October when dry season the habagat season is about to end and dry season starts.

Abe V Rotor

Here are things to do.
• Keep away from flowers and flowering plants
• Stay home to prevent exposure to pollen
• Avoid touching eyes and skin to prevent spread of allergy.
• Don’t bring in flowers and plants inside the house.
• Use mask and proper clothing.

There is a pollen calendar developed by the late Dr. Lolita Bulalacao of the National Museum, a pioneer in palynology (the study of pollen grains) in the Philippines. The calendar warns us people who are susceptible to allergy to keep away from pollen coming from certain flowering plants in season and from specific areas that may cause allergy. The symptoms of allergy rhynitis are generally relieved by antihistamine, which comes in different preparations and brands, as tablet or ointment.

1 comment:

floranlagao said...

Some people are allergic to certain things (pollen allergy is one example). These people can actually avoid acquiring allergy rather than curing it, for prevention is always better than cure. With proper care, one does not need to avail of the commercial anti-allergic capsules or medicines.