Pollinosis (seasonal pollen allergy) is unfortunately a familiar disease. Since March, even in the city, plants are blooming that can cause dermatitis, sneezing and itching in the eyes. What to say about the summer cottage, where there are a lot of “dangerous” grains, flowers and trees around.
If you do not have the opportunity to go to another climatic zone for this period, you will have to arm yourself with botanical knowledge and remember what and when it blooms in our middle lane in order to have time to prepare for the flowering season and in time "fight back the enemy."
Talk about plants whose pollen allergy is the most common.
A gray alder opens the season in early spring - it begins to bloom (dust) in March-April. Almost immediately, other trees that bloom before the leaves bloom - willow, hazel, birch, willow… and allergens.
For the allergy, the summer season is marked by the massive flowering of meadow grasses and cereals - their pollen is most volatile, and wheatgrass, sorrel, plantain, timothy, nettle, fescue can harm you. Trees, however, are also not lagging behind - this is the period of flowering of aspen, linden, maple.
Unfortunately, even in the fall, allergenic plants do not immediately “let go” of their victims - up to October, some weeds, such as quinoa, ragweed, and wormwood, may continue to bloom.
The table does not list all the plants that produce allergens. For some people, those can be rhododendrons, bells, astilbe, Brunners, forget-me-nots, poppies. Therefore, we advise you to also familiarize yourself with the perennial flowering calendar for months from spring to autumn.
Austrian scientists promise that in a few years they will give humanity a medicine that completely eliminates allergies to pollen from trees and herbs. In the meantime, carefully review the calendar of allergies, so that warm days and suddenly begun flowering will not take you by surprise.
Remember that the calendar is approximate - the timing and duration of flowering plants are not always constant and can vary, for example, depending on the weather, even within the same region. But our bloom calendar, we hope, will help you not to miss the beginning of the "dangerous" periods of possible exacerbation of pollen allergy.