The big Sneeze – hay fever is this year particularly bad?
Have Allergy suffering this year more than usual?
Unlike 2018, the February, was, with its mild temperatures and many sunshine hours for the Pollen to be particularly auspicious month, as the German weather service confirmed. Last year, it met Allergy-free until the summer ends April grace. How to do it in 2019, is still not clear.
What are the factors that determine how bad a season is?
Day length and temperature play an important role. And because climate change is already evident: The flowering of hazel and alder, birch and grasses pushed earlier into the year. However, not all plants respond the same. In addition, Pollen can vary aggressively so that the concentration in the air is in itself not a measure of the severity of the allergic symptoms.
Only in the spring “pollen time”?
By no means. After a short late-autumn phase of recovery it can go anyway in December already isolated with hazel and alder. The pollen season ends in October and November, when, also mugwort, and grapes, herbs do not produce any Pollen.
What is an Allergy anyway?
Put simply: a mistake of our immune system. What survival important is the defense of dangerous invaders – that is, in the case of an Allergy against an enemy that is second to none. Skin and mucous membranes pour then Inflammation of neurotransmitters such as histamine, which will do the Rest: pustules and itching. These secretions are formed, and asthmatics along the respiratory tract. In Germany alone, twelve millions of pollen Allergy are familiar with such symptoms.
Why are allergies spread among the people so different?
Because, for example, the Immunoglobulin E (IgE) occurs as a part of the immune system in all people in equal amount. Actually, IgE, worms, and parasites to fight. However, an Excess of IgE can cause those disorders, which constitute an Allergy. The inheritance plays a major role. But you must come to the genetic usually environmental or behavioral factors, a genetic predisposition is activated.
Is it true that city kids are more likely to be affected than the country?
There is research evidence to suggest that early Childhood on the farm, or even in the midst of other children – lowers whether in kindergarten or at home – the risk of Allergy, because the immune system is busy with many pathogens. A risk is detected, however, animals are not necessarily helpful. Should be at least cats then distance can be held. By Pets no allergies.
What helps against the complaints?
In the case of a strong pollen Allergy, a move remains in the worst case, into the high mountains or to the lake, where the load is at least substantially reduced. Otherwise, there is a remedy against the symptoms of Inflammation, cortisone-containing preparations, for example, or antihistamines, their use should be clarified by a physician. Also a kind of reprogramming (“Hypo-sensitization”) is possible when the immune system is taught to strike an enemy from the list. This works but in any case, and is lengthy.
You can change the sensitivity of Allergy sufferers in the course of your life?
Yes, even if not all forms. In the case of pollen allergies after all, it seems to be that the immune system with age, a bit carrier, and therefore the consequences of his bad decisions turn out to be less severe. However, Doctors are increasingly seeing older, in which a Allergy occurs.
Can disappear an Allergy even?
In principle, Yes, if, for example, important Cofactors are omitted. Give up Smoking in any case is useful. Slimming down seems to help Obese, even in the case of Asthma. Especially in children who suffer from skin allergies may disappear with the discomfort after a couple of years ago. However, to get it to do a lot later in life with hay fever or Asthma.
There is a means of allergies Once and for all eliminates?
Although intensively research, at least for the Routine use of (such as for the inhibition of IgE), there is no drug or procedure in sight.