Pollen allergies make a comeback with the warm weather

Learn how to protect yourself from the scourge of modern times!

Every spring, it’s the same old story: watery eyes, sneezing, itching… It’s okay, you’re allergic to pollens of all kinds!
More and more people are affected by this type of allergy, particularly in large cities where many trees with allergenic pollens have been planted in the past. According to an ANSES report, 30% of French people are allergic to pollens.

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Here are a few simple tips to help you avoid these everyday inconveniences:

  • Consult the bulletins issued by the French National Aerobiological Monitoring Network (Réseau National de Surveillance Aérobiologique ): they will inform you of any potential pollen exposure you may suffer.
  • Wear sunglasses and a scarf or wrap to keep pollen away from your eyes and nose. For more extreme cases, especially if you’re exercising, a small mask is advisable.
  • Wash your face with clean water before going to bed: you’ll get rid of any small pollen particles that may have clung to your skin and contaminated your sheets and pillows.
  • Carry a bottle of eye drops in your bag: useful for soothing your eyes at any time.
  • In the car, keep windows closed to prevent pollen from entering the cabin.

Expatriates can take out international insurance to cover this type of problem!

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