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Pollen Symptoms – All You Need to Know

Posted Aug 20 2012 8:06am

It's interesting to watch how men or women behave in different cultures, and in particular, Indians, Americans or even Europeans as well. They're not the same.

Anyone with common sense would be able corroborate clear differences especially between Indian men and the others. Blame it on tradition but if there's anything that's true about our country, it is the fact that men aren't known to have the proverbial manhood problem that women in other countries have to deal with. We're talking about their attitude towards sex and their approach to deflowering a woman.

Speaking of flowers, and no matter what you think of India's Kama Sutra – it is anything but a place where 'cross-pollination' occurs in the manner in which it occurs in other countries… and yet we have a population that is the second-largest in the world.

Too much pollen, you think?

In any case, before this conversation takes a ethnic twist, considering the number of double entendres used so far, let's focus on pollen symptoms and the allergy that it causes, in the form of hay fever.

What is Pollen?

As we all know, pollen is probably the key to reproduction in plants, much as semen is to the reproduction in humans and animals.

While the process by which reproduction takes place in plants might not be so delightful, the process is, no doubt, quite important to the existence of every living thing on planet Earth.

They call is pollination where the pollen produced by the stamen has to reach the carpel of the same plant or another plant of the same species. The latter is known as cross-pollination.

If one wonders how the pollen from one plant manages to reach the carpel of another plant of the same species, there are several agents that assist in this process of fertilization such as insects, flowing water and wind.

However, it is also a known fact that not all pollen carried away by the aforementioned agents end up in the process of fertilization (or in the carpel of another plants) – a substantial amount of pollen goes to waste.

Another issue that crops up due to unused pollen is the allergy it causes humans in the form of allergic rhinitis or hay fever, thanks to the growing impact it continues to have, in terms of numbers – year after year.

Pollen Symptoms & Hayfever Allergy – An Introduction

Right off the bat, those who suffer from hay fever allergy pollen symptoms will recognize some or most of these symptoms, when exposed to pollen:

#1: Nasal congestion

#2: Runny Nose

#3: Itching of the eyes and nose

#4: Excessive tear formation in the eyes accompanied by redness

#5: Loss of taste and smell

#6: In severe cases, nose bleeding, sinusitis and asthma

#7: Chronic cold

Since the only way you can deal effectively with this allergy is by prevention, it would be a good idea to take into consideration the pollen allergy weather forecast that can limit the symptoms, if you struggle with hay fever every year.

These seasonal allergy tips will also help you if you have to deal with this allergy…

In Closing

Too much "pollen", you think. Probably. The only difference being that most of it never goes to "waste"…

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