How to Avoid Allergy to Poaceae
Poaceae, or true grasses, are a family of plants to which a large part of the population is allergic. These are characterized by long and narrow cuts and among the many species included we find cultivated cereals: wheat, oats, corn, rice... The allergy to poaceae pollen is very common and in some seasons its effects are increased. If you are also allergic to them in this OneHowTo article we offer some tips so you know how to avoid allergy to poaceae.
First, note that the time of grass pollination occurs during the spring, between May and June. Thus, it will be during the spring season when those allergic to pollen from these plants will see increased allergy symptoms.
It is also necessary to know that poaceae allergy presents cross-reactivity among all the species from this group, i.e. those allergic to one species will normally be allergic to more or even all true grass pollen.
That is why all allergic people need to know their degree of sensitivity and poaceae allergy, as well as the periods in which they suffer more symptoms so to start appropriate treatment at the right time. For this it is essential to visit an allergist or medical specialist to perform the necessary tests and a complete medical history.
To avoid worsening the allergy it is very useful knowing the time, frequency, location and quantity of pollen for the atmosphere of the place where you reside. Many weather providers also give a pollen index, so look out for those. Knowing the pollen index can help plan trips to other places and to choose the best places and visiting times when pollination is less severe.
People allergic to poaceae species should try to keep the windows closed at night to prevent pollen getting in and then ventilate the house when the pollen index is low. If allergies are severe, it may be worth it to invest in an air conditioner to keep your house cool, ventilated and free of pollen at all times.
Also, when travelling by car should sufferers leave the windows up and put pollen filters in air-conditioned vehicles.
It is also very important for those allergic to poaceae to avoid direct exposure to pollen from these plants, i.e. that they seek to avoid actions like cutting the grass, lie on it or reduce outdoor activities between 5 am and 10 am and 7 and 10 pm.
In their daily activities, patients with allergies can also carry out small actions like wearing sunglasses when walking down the street or not hanging clothes outside to dry during the days of major pollination.
It is important to know also that not only plants of these species can cause allergic reactions but during the pollen period, fruit with unwashed skin may contain pollen grains in the impacted surface that can cause some of the symptoms of allergies.
If you think you are allergic to poaceae or other plant species, animal, food, etc. You will need to visit an allergist or medical specialist.
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- If you think you are allergic, see your doctor.