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May and June are perhaps the most beautiful months of the year. Everything blooms, becomes green, nature is flooded with colors. And nothing can overshadow this time except ... poplar blossom fluff. It covers the streets, flies into the house, flies into the mouth and eyes. Many allergic people blame it for a cold, and red eyes.

But the fluff of poplar itself is not an allergen at all. In fact, down simply carries the dust and pollen of other plants, which cause allergic reactions. When the white fluff covers the streets and flies everywhere, 20-30% of people begin to experience real anguish: nasal congestion, perspiration, redness and itchy eyes. But all this is because of pollen and spores, which are carried with the fluff.

How to escape the "summer snow"?

1. Avoid the allergen.

A grid on the window, a frequent wet cleaning will save you while you're at home. Showering and washing the nose helps reduce allergic symptoms. Avoid staying outside in dry and windy weather.

2. Anti-allergenic diet.

The use of foods that are allergens can cause an increase in respiratory symptoms. Therefore, one month before the allergic season starts it is better to avoid foods that can intensify the reaction to pollen. Tomatoes, honey, peach, strawberry, alcohol, nuts.

3. Relieve symptoms.

In the case when the symptoms significantly reduce the quality of life, it is necessary to choose medicines that will reduce the course of the symptoms: nasal drops, antihistamines, sorbents.

 

Links:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/poplar-fluff-not-to-blame-for-allergies-1.269004

https://acaai.org/allergies/types/pollen-allergy

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