Symptoms and causes

Pollen is very small and can pass through mosquito screens.

During which period can you expect to have problems?

  • February-March-April: tree pollen
  • May-June: grass pollen
  • June-July-August: weed pollen

If you are allergic to tree pollen, you can also develop cross-allergies to pome fruits (apple, pear, plum...).

Diagnosis and treatment

  • During the pollen season, only open your bedroom window in the morning and evening.
  • Preferably go on holiday to the sea or the mountains, where there is less pollen.
  • Keep the windows of your vehicle closed.
  • Some professions lead to more problems. E.g.: being a gardener, if you are allergic to pollen.
  • See the pollen calendar here.



Treatment centres and specialisations

Pneumology

Latest publication date: 21/01/2021
Supervising author: Dr Lamont Jan