That’s not you! watery eyes and runny nose are the products of allergy al pollen, For the microscopic grains that seed plants produce and that are carried by pollinating insects.
But in humans poland causes allergies; ie watery eyes, sneezing and runny nose, it can also cause conjunctivitis or bronchial asthma.
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Weekly traffic lights of pollen levels in the environment Developed by the Mexican Aerobiology Network (REMA) of UNAM indicates that in the last days of January of this 2023, Coyoacan remains on red alert regarding the level of allergens in the station due to the presence of ash pollen as well as alnis . Tree species.
Mexico City’s deforestation that includes ash trees and tree-like species of the Cupressaceae family has caused vulnerable populations to suffer from these diseases, he remarked. UNAM Maria Carmen Leticia Calderón Ezquero, REMA coordinator.
People who are sensitive to pollen and go jogging in the afternoon are completely exposed, especially in areas like Chapultepe Forestc from Mexico City.
in Coyoacan and Miguel Hidalgo (Fraxinus or ash predominates, with 56 and 51 pollen types, respectively, while Iztapalapa has 37 and Cuajimalpa has 49 trees of the Cupressaceae or cypress family, which produce high levels of allergens.
It is precisely in these municipalities that the concentration of pollen becomes high. According to the annual pollen index that reaches between 3,200 and 3,500 grains per cubic meter of air.
People aged 5 to 20 are most vulnerable to pollen exposure UNAM.
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What are the symptoms of pollen allergy?
– nasal congestion
– running nose
– sneezing and itching in the nose
– Wheezing (sound produced when there is a lot of congestion)
– Difficulty in breathing
– Throat irritation and tickling
How to overcome pollen allergy?
If you usually suffer from watery eyes and runny nose During the change of seasons, you should visit an allergist to find out what is causing your allergies.
In addition, you can follow a series of recommendations to reduce your chances of being exposed:
Stay indoors on dry, windy days
Avoid gardening if you are allergic to pollen.
Don’t hang clothes outside because pollen can stick to sheets and towels.
Cover your face while going out.
– If you’re going to run, try to wear something that covers your nose and mouth