EAACI, Doing Their Bit for Grass Pollen Allergy Sufferers Worldwide

Scientific research has shown that over 150 million people in Europe are affected by different types of allergies annually. Typically, this could be labeled as a pandemic, but since it does not have the fatalities that other diseases have, it is not highlighted enough. However, researchers have confirmed that one out of every three children has some type of allergy and this number is slated to increase over the next decade. Some of the typical allergic diseases include such as asthma, eczema, rhinitis, food and drug allergies among others. Allergy Triggers In the European Union, there is a body called the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology or EAACI which comprises is over 49 allergy societies, over 9,000 clinicians, investigators, researchers, and academicians from over 100 countries who are researching, collecting data, and working to understand, study, and spread the knowledge about this quiet but deadly menace to society as a whole. One of the most common problems among many children and adults is grass pollen allergy which occurs annually during spring and summer when grasses release their pollen into the atmosphere. Typically, when an individual is suffering from this type of allergy, they display symptoms like itchy eyes, runny nose, and sneezing. Typical Symptoms This allergy is also known in medicine as rhinitis, and typically there is inflammation of the inner lining of the nose, throat, and mouth. Besides grass pollen, other known instigators of this condition are dust, dander, and other airborne particles. The EAACI is one of the biggest organizations that is researching and studying allergies and cures for this perennial problem. They have come up with a list of immunologic and allergic diseases like asthma, rhinitis, and other food and drug allergies which could cause life-threatening conditions in people affected by this disease. Their research in to grass pollen allergy, which their studies indicate, is one of the most common allergies with results that are quite varying. Existing Therapies Some people suffer from runny noses, itching eyes, etc, but others could have severe breathing problems and other life-threatening conditions. EAACI is currently working out the best possible treatments for grass pollen allergy which will work alongside the existing treatments to get the best results for the patients. Grass pollen as an allergen causing hay fever was first detected and researched back in the 19th century, but the problem is there are thousands of grasses, and finding out which pollen caused the grass pollen allergy reactions was very difficult. The EAACI is currently working on newer methods to combat this problem, however; typical remedies currently in use include avoiding grasses if possible during spring and summer, antihistamine nasal sprays or tablets, and the longer lasting immunotherapy.