Allergic reaction develops when the body contacts foreign substances - allergens, and is accompanied by a number of characteristic symptoms. There is an allergy in the malfunction of the immune system.
The most common is an allergy in August Pollen allergy or hay fever. There is a pollinosis of conjunctivitis and rhinitis, less often - skin rashes or attacks of suffocation.
Pollinosis causes pollen of wind-pollinated plants, its first wave occurs in April-May, when deciduous trees bloom - birch, oak, elm, maple, ash, linden. In June and July, an allergy to grasses is manifested. What is the allergy in August? This month marks the third wave of pollinosis, when weeds are weaving, the most famous of which is ambrosia. This weed produces a huge amount of allergenic pollen containing camphor and cinerol - substances that are very powerful allergens. On the territory of the former USSR ambrosia fell during the Great Patriotic War from the United States and began to actively spread in its southern regions. Currently, three species of ragweed are growing and blooming from August to October: the sagebrush, the threefold and the perennial.
Other widespread weed-allergens, blooming in August are wormwood, quinoa, nettle.
Methods of treating allergies in August
What to do in such cases. The most effective way is to avoid contact with the allergen. For the time of the peak flowering it is better to leave for another climatic zone. If there is no such possibility, it is necessary to minimize the ingress of the allergen to the mucous membranes, the skin, through the respiratory tract. After returning home, you should change clothes, and clothes, on which there may be pollen - wash. Humidifiers and air filters should be used indoors, which reduces the concentration of the allergen in the air.
In large cities, pollen content is monitored in the air, after learning the results via the Internet, you can avoid dangerous concentrations of pollen and allergies in August.
With pollinosis without drugs, you can not do it all the same - pollen will fall into your nose and eyes. The most effective are antihistamines in tablets, drops, in the form of sprays, in severe cases - use local hormonal preparations for the nose and eyes.
In people suffering from pollinosis, cross-reactions to food products are possible. This happens when eating the fruits of plant-allergens and related products. Honey is contraindicated in any pollen, as it can contain different types of pollen.