What Actually is Pollen Allergy?

Every year during the seasons of spring, summer and fall, small particles are spread everywhere from trees, weeds, and grasses. These tiny particles are called pollens. The pollens are spread to other plants for fertilization. This process is called Pollination. But most of these pollens, are unable to reach to their real destination. These pollens are inhaled by human beings and may cause irritations in noses and throats resulting in pollen allergy. This seasonal allergic disease is also known as hay fever or rose fever. Today medical and health experts believe that pollen allergy is one of the most common and wide spread diseases of world.

Symptoms of Pollent Allergy Image

Major Pollen Allergy Symptoms include cough, sneezing, watery eyes etc

Signs and Symptoms of Pollen Allergy

Here is the list of some key symptoms of the said disease:

  • sneeze
  • wheezing
  • nasal congestion
  • cough
  • itchy, watery eyes
  • runny nose
  • itchy throat
  • Pain in the stomach
  • itchy skin
  • fatigue
  • irritable condition

Major Causes of Pollen Allergy image

What are Actual Causes of Pollen Allergy?

1- Weeds: Generally weeds release small particles in the air, at the end of summer and fall. For example, Ragweed is the one  that mostly causes pollen allergy. Similarly there are many other weeds that are responsible to cause this problem. Let us have a look at some of the weeds that can be the  cause of pollen allergy:

  • sagebrush
  • mugwort
  • cocklebur
  • lamb’s quarter
  • pigweed
  • plantain
  • tumbleweeds
  • red (sheep) sorrel
  • Russian thistle
  • scales (atriplex)
  • burning bush

2- Trees: A lot of  trees release the pollens during the late winter and at the arrival of spring. Following are the names of those trees that may cause the pollen allergy to the people:

  • aspen
  • willow
  • beech
  • box elder and other maples
  • cedar
  • elm
  • mulberry
  • ash
  • oak
  • cottonwood
  • birch

3- Grasses: Grasses also release pollens in our atmosphere during late spring and at the start of  summer season. Here is the list of some of the grasses that are most likely to cause allergy symptoms:

  • Bermuda
  • Johnson
  • Kentucky bluegrass
  • orchard
  • redtop
  • rye
  • sweet vernal
  • timothy

How Pollen Allergy is Diagnosed?

Skin Tests: To diagnose pollen allergy your doctor would most likely take your skin test.  This will help to find whether you have become a victim of pollen allergy or not. This test is quite safe and also not complicated. You can get its results in the span of few minutes.
While taking your skin prick test, the allergist would make use of a needle so that he may place very little amount of pollen extract beneath your skin’s surface at the lower arm or back. If, as a result, there is swelling or redness then it is a thing of big concern as you have become the victim of Pollen allergy.

Blood Tests: Some allergists prefer to take the blood tests in order to diagnose this disease because this test is also quite helpful to check whether there is any sign or symptom of Pollen allergy or not.

Treatment of Pollen Allergy in Homeopathy

There are many remedies available in homeopathy that can be very helpful against Pollen allergy. Here are some of the remedies that are normally used to treat this disease.

  • Allium cepa
  • Arsenicum album
  • Euphrasia
  • Ferrum phosphoricum
  • Gelsemium
  • Natrum muriaticum
  • Nux vomica
  • Sabadilla
  • Wyethia

Please note that you should not take any of these medicines on your own without asking from an expert homeopathic doctor. Every person has different type and severity of pollen allergy and a perfect medicine can only be given after fully examining all symptoms.

Written by Sabeel Ahmad Qureshi

Sabeel Ahmad Qureshi

Dr. Sabeel Ahmed Qureshi is serving as Homeopathic doctor for last 15 years in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Dr. Sabeel is treating patients from all over the world for almost all types of diseases. If you want to discuss or start your treatment please email Or call. Treatment for people of all countries is offered.

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