About the allergen in grey alder
The allergen grey alder is a type of protein found in pollen from grey alder trees. These proteins can cause allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to them.
Allergic reactions to grey alder pollen can include symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, itching, and red eyes. In more severe cases, it can lead to breathing difficulties and asthma.
For people who are allergic to grey alder pollen, it may be helpful to avoid areas with high levels of pollen during pollen season, use allergy medication recommended by a doctor or allergist, or undergo allergy vaccination (hyposensitization) to reduce the body's sensitivity to the allergen.
How can I find out if I am allergic to grey alder?
A blood test can be used to investigate an allergy to grey alder pollen by measuring the levels of specific antibodies in the blood that are associated with allergic reactions to grey alder pollen. The test is called a specific IgE test.
The results of the test will show whether you have an allergic reaction to grey alder or not. If the levels of specific IgE antibodies are high, it may indicate that you are allergic to grey alder pollen.
It is important to note that the result of an IgE test does not always correlate completely with symptoms of allergy, and that the test is only part of the investigation process.
If you take a test for allergy to grey alder and it turns out that your IgE antibodies are elevated, you can show your result to a doctor or allergist who can assist you with a complete assessment and any necessary treatment.