It’s common to ignore allergy symptoms, especially if you do not know enough about the available treatment options. But, for many, pollen allergy can be more than just a minor inconvenience.
If left untreated, it can significantly affect quality of life and is a major risk factor in the development of asthma.
Depending on the severity of the symptoms, pollen allergy can cause poor sleep quality and daytime fatigue which can make it difficult for adults function at work, or for children to perform well at school.
Particles in the air
Respiratory allergens are in the very air we breathe and house dust mite and grass pollen affect people all over the world.
But there are specific regional allergens too, including pollen from birch and related trees, ragweed pollen and Japanese cedar pollen.
Is it necessary to see a doctor?
If you have not been diagnosed with pollen allergy yet and you have symptoms that significantly impact your life, it is advised that you consult your doctor.
The doctor will probably ask about the history of your symptoms and arrange tests that can show if you have pollen allergy.