Allergies: The nice weather brings out the Pollen

Germany starts in the pollen season

For Allergy sufferers the grueling Season begins now. Currently hovering almost in the whole of Germany, hazel and alder pollen through the air, the warm and mild weather will exacerbate the Situation. These tips can be allergic to in the coming weeks, helpful.

Hazel and alder are already short before the main flowering

Pollen Allergy sufferers should corners in the coming days as a precaution, handkerchiefs once. The main flowering of hazel and alder from standing still, however, some of the Pollen were already on the way, says Christina Endler of the center for medicine-Meteorological research of the German weather service. The dry and warm weather will increase the Pollen count.

Nationwide exposure through the hazel and alder pollen

The Pollen-risk index of the German weather service (DWD) warns almost nationwide in front of medium load, with hazel pollen, there are only a few exceptions in the South of Germany. The alder provides, according to the forecasts, especially in the North and in the middle of Germany for a small-to-medium load.

In March and April, ash, and birch to follow

Allergy in Bavaria and other Parts of southern Germany can still breathe freely, says Endler with the different plants growth. In large Parts of Bavaria, and in elevation it was in the past few weeks, still cold and snowy, as a result, the nature could not so far develop. Next, be Allergy-free to adjust according to the experts on ash and birch, these trees bloom in March and April.

An increasing trend in the case of pollen Allergy sufferers

More than 15 percent of the people in Germany have a pollen Allergy, and the trend is rising. The consequences range from a running nose, conjunctivitis, Asthma. How strong are the complaints fail, depends directly on the concentration of Pollen in the environment.
Anyone who suspects an Allergy should make this check and in case of doubt, treat. Otherwise, the so-called floor of the exchange are in danger From hay fever in approximately 40 percent of the Affected persons allergic Asthma develops within ten to fifteen years.

Tips to avoid unnecessary pollen load:

  • Pollen note forecasts.
  • Daily Nasal irrigations.
  • Every night before going to bed wash your hair.
  • Several times a day face wash.
  • Street clothes, not in the bedroom to take off.
  • Regularly washing bedding.
  • Carpets and carpet against laminate or parquet swap.
  • Wet towels in the apartment hanging – these catch Pollen.
  • Keep window closed – in the country between 19 and 24 hours of airing, in the city between 6 and 8 PM.
  • During the season, not staying too long in the open.
  • After downpours (with a slight time lag) to the Free and pollen-free air.
  • Busy roads to avoid – due to exhaust contaminated Pollen work
    more and more aggressive.
  • When the car Windows to be kept closed.
  • Pollen filter in the ventilation system of the car to install.
  • Holiday on the pollen season to vote, and preferably to the sea or to the mountains to.