Pollen is the fine powder that comes from the stamen of flowering plants, and it often called hay fever, which is caused when pollen is dispersed through the air. Pollen is fine, and can be carried great distances through the air current. It also is easily inhaled as it comes in contact with your nose, mouth and nasal passages.
Pollen allergies can trigger allergic reactions, which affect the sinus and respiratory tract of those with this allergy. Symptoms can include watery eyes, runny nose, rhinitis, sore throat, coughing, increased mucous, headaches and asthma. One of the best ways to combat pollen allergies is to understand which pollens you are allergic to. An allergist is able to easily test you for various types of trees, weeds, and grasses, and provide you with a list of pollens that affect you adversely.
Below are a few types of plants that are known to cause pollen allergies: Trees: Birch, Alder, Cedar, Hazelnut, Willow, Plane, Olive and Hornbeam Grasses: Ryegrass & Timothy Weeds: Ragweed, Nettle, Mugwort, Goosefoot & Sorrel Depending on where you live, your individual sensitivity may differ dramatically. If a person lives in a geographic area that has hot, dry, windy days, then there is more of a chance that pollen is in the air.