All regions of mainland Portugal will continue, at least on Thursday, with even a large increase in pollen in the atmosphere (very high pollen in the atmosphere, published by the Portuguese Society and Immunology PAIC).
According to SPAIC, very high levels of pollen are being released into the atmosphere in all regions of the Continent and low levels for the Azores and Madeira archipelagos.
“It should be noted that, at this time of year, in almost the entire country, are present in the air, at important levels, pollen grains with the capacity tosuch as those from grass, plantain and chenopodium herbs and from the olive tree”, he says.
According to the forecast, until Thursday (May 26 in the Lisbon and Setúbal region, pollen from olive and oak trees, grassy herbs, parie, plantain and chenopodium will predominate).
In Porto (Between Douro and Minho region), pollen from oak and olive trees, and from grassy herbs, parietaria, plantain and nettle stand out.
In the region of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, pollens come mainly from oaks, pine and olive trees, and from grasses, parietaria, sorrel and plantain.
In Coimbra (Beira Litoral region), there is a predominance of pollens from olive and oak trees, nettle and parietaria herbs and grasses.
In the Beira Interior region, the pollen of oak, olive and pine trees, grassy herbs, plantain and parietaria stands out.
In the Alentejo region, pollen is abundant from olive and cork oak trees and from grass, plantain and parietaria herbs.
In the Algarve region, also with equal levels, the pollens of olive and oak trees and grassy herbs, plantain and chenopodium dominate.
According to SPAIC, outdoor activities should be avoided when pollen is high.
“Walking in the garden, mowing the lawn, camping or playing outdoor sports will increase your exposure to pollens and your risk for allergies,” he adds.
SPAIC also considers that medication will be the most effective way to fight allergy symptomsAdvising the consultation of a specialist vaccine doctor for correct diagnosis and correction of the most appropriate medication “may involve carrying out a vaccine”.
The pollen bulletin as weeks the levels of pollens in the atmosphere, several times by reading the country’s posts.