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pollen count

Posted: Fri 25 Jun 2010 12:15
by polremy
Is it high at the moment?
My eyes are streaming and I have swollen glands. (no funny comments please)
I thought this was the wrong month for hayfever and, anyway, I've never had it before as far as I know.

Re: pollen count

Posted: Fri 25 Jun 2010 13:09
by Sav
polremy wrote: I thought this was the wrong month for hayfever
This might help polremy ;) ... inique.php

Cheers Sav :)

Posted: Fri 25 Jun 2010 14:01
by polremy
Thanks, Sav.
That was one of the sites I looked at earlier and it seems to show a very low risk in June.
Don't understand it at all.
Mr.PR says he has itchy eyes too but then I think it's just a case of keeping up with the Polremies.
Honestly, I can hardly see and people think I'm crying as I keep wiping my eyes.

Posted: Fri 25 Jun 2010 15:33
by graham34
With a grass pollen allergy I normally suffer in May here. This year has been longer and much worse, it only really subsided this week. All fuelled by wet and cooler periods this spring I suspect.

Sav - the site seems a year out of date (previsions for 2009.......).

Posted: Fri 25 Jun 2010 15:40
by Sav
graham34 wrote: the site seems a year out of date (previsions for 2009.......).
Hi graham :)
The main advisory is recent
But if you go here ... ions_J.php
I don't seem to be able to go to a specific town though.

Cheers Sav :)

Posted: Thu 22 Jul 2010 13:32
by danneva
Grass pollen is typically the main cause of late spring and early summer allergies. Grass pollen is highest at these times, although grass may cause allergies through much of the year if someone is mowing the lawn or lying in the grass. Contact with the grass can result in itching and hives in people who are allergic to grass pollen, this is called urticaria. Grasses can be divided into two major classes, northern and southern grasses. Northern grasses are common in colder climates, and include timothy, rye, orchard, sweet vernal, red top and blue grasses. Southern grasses are present in warmer climates, with Bermuda grass being the major grass in the category.

Posted: Thu 22 Jul 2010 14:00
by john
That's very interesting and informative,Daneva. I seem to remember reading that grasses of one sort or another were by far the most numerous plant form on the planet.

Where does tree pollen fit into the scenario round here.? I find that it's that that afffects me,though my doctor told me that most (inc me) are not allergic, as such, to it. It's just an irritant,much in the same way as if you breathe in pepper or chilli. The real nuisance when we lived in UK was oil seed rape,which was a bit of a devil in May/June as seemingly half of East Anglia was planted with it!

Posted: Thu 22 Jul 2010 14:08
by thumbelina

Posted: Thu 22 Jul 2010 14:36
by john
Thanks for that Thumbs. I see chène is one of the most irritant,and that's all there seems to be in these parts! To be fair,it does seem to be getting better,year on year as I live here,so perhaps I'm gaining some sort of "immunity".

Posted: Thu 22 Jul 2010 14:43
by thumbelina
A homeopathist once told me that one of the best ways to build an immunity to the local pollen, is to eat at least one spoonful of honey a day - honey which is produced as locally as possible to where you live.