The mugwort (Artemisia) is in full bloom. This common herbaceous plant is often considered as a weed and blooms generally from end July till end August. Its pollen may induce problems to allergy sufferers.
Good to know:
- Indiviual sensitivity may vary a lot. It is reported in literature that from 5 mugwort pollen grains per m³, most sufferers sensitized to this type of pollen will experience allergy symptoms. For Alternaria and Cladosporium, 500 and 3000 spores per m³ are respectively enough to induce respiratory problems for sensitized persons.
Several useful recommendations for allergic people:
- Rigorously follow the treatment prescribed by your physician.
- Avoid outdoor efforts and activities (sports, physical efforts). Indoor activities are a better option.
- Limit the aeration of your home during the pollen season, preferably during or after the rain. Keep the windows closed when you travel by car.