Gramineae are a family of plants that has more than 12000 species, that is, the fourth largest riqueza family of species in the world and that is of great importance economic worldwide. Allergy to the grass every day is more common and appears earlier. In Spain, and according to data from the Spanis
Gramineae are a family of plants that has more than 12000 species, that is, the fourth largest riqueza family of species in the world and that is of great importance economic worldwide. Allergy to the grass every day is more common and appears earlier. In Spain, and according to data from the Spanish Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, 1 out of every 4 children is allergic to them. Allergies were estimated to be developed in humans between 10 and 30 years old, many recent cases have decreased the minimum age, and
children of 7, 8 or 9 years can be victims of allergy
. What is the allergy to grasses in childrenThe grasses
are a family of herbaceous plants very common throughout the planet and of which humans make constant use, either directly as cereal grains or oils, or indirectly as meat, milk or eggs from animals fed with these plants. Wheat, corn, sugar cane, barley, rye, oats, rice, bamboo are some of the most familiar examples of grasses, but numerous weeds also belong to this family.
Pollination of grasses occurs in the spring, so in children affected by this allergy the symptoms will multiply during this season. Symptoms of infant allergy to grasses
Grass pollen causes itching and tearing of the eyes, itchy nose and 'distemper', nasal congestion, sneezing, and even itching of the ears and palate. In more severe cases, cough, shortness of breath and chest bleeps may also appear.
In the specific case of those affected with grass allergy, a high percentage of children suffer a worsening of their quality of life, often facing diseases associated with allergy such as asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis or dermatitis.
Treatment of grass allergy in children Vaccination against allergy with allergenic extracts can be a solution to the problem, since any childolder than 5 years
can be vaccinated, but eye is only a recommendation and it is always better consult with the child's doctor, and that it is he, as a professional, who assesses if it is necessary to go to the consultation of a specialist to perform the relevant tests and ultimately
proceed with the child's vaccination
. The vaccine consists of supplying the patient with the appropriate allergen , periodically and in increasing doses, in order to provoke the recognition of this in the child's immune system, and that this does not produce alterations in future contact with excessive exposures to the patient. certain substance, in this case the grasses. Tips to keep in mind if your child is allergic to grassesIt is important to know the pollen levels of grasses to improve the quality of life of the allergic child. To do this, you can consult daily the levels on the internet or download some mobile application.
It is advisable to avoid field trips, as well as riding a motorcycle, bike or horse. It would also be advisable to close the house windows during the late evening and ventilate in the mornings.Diego Fernández.