Sufferers react to one or more types of pollen, most often to grass. Typical symptoms are sneezing attacks, runny nose and streaming eyes.
Pollen allergy (hay fever)
Pollen allergy (hay fever) is the most common allergic disease in our part of the world. Typical symptoms are sneezing attacks, runny nose and streaming eyes.
Ambrosia pollen can trigger severe allergic reactions. Spread of this feared weed was successfully halted years ago.
Grasses, the main triggers of hay fever
Severe allergic symptoms are primarily triggered by the tall grasses growing in pastures, various cereal species such as maize and rye.
Climate and plants
The pollen season of birches is starting around 2–3 weeks earlier than 20 years ago. The grass pollen season is starting around 10 days earlier: impact of the climate change?
Pollen and air pollutants
High concentration of air pollutants alter the allergen content of pollen and enhance their impact.