The Allergy Weeds and trees that bloom or bud are manifested by fairly typical symptoms:
- Runny nose, and even stuffy nose.
- Eye itching and conjunctivitis.
- Nose that tickles.
- Respiratory problems such as asthma for example. Coughing at night or difficulty breathing during exercise.
How do you tell the difference with a seasonal cold?
In colds, there is usually no “tickling” sensation. Symptoms also often appear at the same time, depending on the season. You can go to “AirAllegy.be” to find out which tree(s) and/or flower(s) can cause allergies depending on the season. You can develop allergies at any age. The Allergy Weeds start mainly in childhood and adolescence and generally tend to diminish with age. There are also differences:
- differences over the years. There are years when some trees are more pollinated than others. The “severity” of an allergy can vary from year to year. This can also change depending on the weather: if the spring is very sunny with more wind, the concentration of pollen in the air is higher.
- Variations by air pollution. Diesel particles, for example, act as a “catalyst” and increase sensitivity to birch allergy;
- Personal differences. Either because we have weaker immunity, or because we have a virus. In these cases, the sensitivity that one can have to conventional hay fever can be increased.