"this Year pollensäsong predicted in parts of the country become the worst in 45 years. Last year's hot summer makes pollenproduktionen is booming this year, and hay fever is a problem that is affecting more and more."
" We have seen a sharp increase in the last 50 years, and it applies to the entire western world. It is a välfärdssjukdom, says Åslög Dahl, responsible for pollenlaboratoriet at the university of Gothenburg."
"The main reason is not to pollenhalterna increases, but our resistance is getting worse – and this is something that is established already in childhood."
"– Small child's immune system matures not in the same way as in the past. They are more protected, does not play as much outdoors and does not come into contact with animals and plants in the same way as before, " says Åslög Dahl."
"another reason is the changing förlossningsrutiner, where more caesarean section and sterilare environment means that the child is not exposed to the mother's intestinal bacteria in the same extent as in the past. These bacteria are important because they help the immune system to develop tolerance towards the natural substances in our environment, such as pollen or fungal spores."
"– These substances are not really dangerous, but the body must learn not to react to them."
"Between 20 and 25 per cent of the population are hypersensitive to pollen, and even though hereditary factors also play a role are the environmental factors strongly contributing. One such is the global warming, which makes plants produce more pollen, but also means that we can bring in new plant species that had not previously been able to live here."
"– They may create new allergies because we have not developed any tolerance to them."
"pollen allergy usually occurs in childhood, but one can suffer at any time in life. It has passed to the up to middle age, the chances are right, however, great that you also do the rest of your life."
"– But it is hard to say what will happen when the younger generations get older."
"Åslög Dahl tips that you should follow pollenvarningarna, be sure to have medicines at home, and to visit a health center if the discomfort becomes too great. Also, avoid the air, even during the night. A way to prevent the allergy can be to let kids outdoors."
"– You should not be afraid to be out in nature, it is only useful."
"Start to treat in time. It is harder to get a good effect, and thereby be symptom-free if the nose had swollen again."
"Follow the pollenrapporten. The weather plays a major role in pollenhalterna. Heat, sun and wind increases the levels in the air and the risk."
"Treat after besvärsgrad and symptoms. If you have light trouble should select the antihistamine. Also eye drops with natriumkromoglikat that will help runny and itchy eyes can be good. If you have moderate or severe discomfort from the nose should choose an anti-inflammatory nasal spray and if that does not help, supplement with antihistamine."
"To rinse away the pollen from the nose with saline and to lubricate a dry and irritated nose with näsolja are also good tips."
"Other things that can help is to avoid exercising outdoors when pollution levels are highest. Rinse your hair when you come in, then the pollen can get caught in your hair, and avoid drying laundry outside because pollen gets stuck in the wash."