Pollen allergy

allergie-rhume-pollen-300x200By definition, an allergy is an increased sensitivity to a foreign substance (called an allergen) which causes the body’s defense system (immune system).

There are several different pollens:

  • They are not all present in the same period.
  • They are rampant in different places and regions of France.
  • They do not cause the same degree of allergenic risk.

Normally, the immune system responds only if a deleterious substance (such as bacteria) attack the body. For people with allergies, their immune system is working very intensively on the simple reaction of relatively harmless substances such as pollen when present. The severity of an allergic reaction can vary greatly from one individual to another : from mild discomfort to complications of the very heavy daily life.

Namely : Allergens can stimulate an immune response when you breathe and / or touch the allergen, also by ingestion of food or drink, injections of drugs or through insect bites (in other if allergies).

General symptoms of allergy

When you suffer from allergic reactions can occur at home, a combination of allergy symptoms:

> sneezing
> nasilleuse breathing
> nasal congestion
> cough
> watering
> runny nose
> throat irritation
> tired
> irritability

The weather plays an important role for many people with allergies. That is why it is very important during these times to look at the forecasts more frequently. In each region, and its pollen allergic symptoms:

> Each category corresponds to the pollen of different blooms.
> These pollens vary depending on the climate.
> Pollens are therefore different in different regions of France and > > >   > subjected to winds that move.
> The Institut Pasteur mark all weeks in a 50aine cities of France, various > pollens through volumetric sensors that draw air at the same level as > > that of human respiration.
> Pollens are deposited on a drum that looks each week.