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Pollen calendar – 9 common types of pollen and when they are relevant

Pollen calendar – 9 common types of pollen and when they are relevant

Approximately 30% of Sweden's population is allergic to pollen, some are allergic to all types of pollen and others only to some. A constant question for people with allergy symptoms who do not yet know what pollen they are allergic to is; "What's the pollen now?" Here are nine common types of pollen and when they are in season.

Quick version

In case of pollen allergy, or with symptoms similar to pollen allergy, a good trick to reduce your problems is to keep track of when the pollen comes and which pollen is relevant. Knowing when different pollen types have their seasons can help prepare and alleviate allergy symptoms.

Pollen season - February to September. Local deviations may occur.

Pollen calendar – 9 common pollens and when they are current

Here is an overview of the most common types of pollen:

  • Hassel - Blooms early with long, yellow pendants containing the pollen grains, from February to mid-April.
  • Al - Characterized by its round and greenish flowers, active from mid-February to early May.
  • Elm - Has small, reddish flowers before the leaves develop, season lasts from late March to late May.
  • Sell - Flowers with silvery white cat's feet, pollen season extends from early April to early June.
  • Vide - Similar to willow with its cat's feet and blooms during the same period, from early April to early June.
  • Birch - Emits its characteristic, easily recognizable pollen from drooping cat's feet, from mid-March to mid-June.
  • Ok - Has distinct, drooping inflorescences and its pollen season is from early May to mid-June.
  • Grass - Grass pollen comes from the small flowers on blades of grass and the season lasts from mid-May to early September.
  • Gråbo - This plant has small flowers that are collected in top-mounted baskets, pollen is active from early July to mid-September. Read more: Tips to think about during the pollen season.

    Do you suspect a pollen allergy? Here's how you can test yourself

    If you suspect you have a pollen allergy during certain months of the year, allergen-specific blood tests are an effective way to identify specific allergies. These tests measure the levels of antibodies to different pollen allergens in the blood and can help investigate your symptoms. See our range of different allergy tests below. By better understanding which pollen you are possibly allergic to, you can improve your quality of life.

Relaterade tester

Allergy test Alder
Pollen allergy test

Allergy test Alder

  • The test may indicate an allergy to alder pollen.
  • Measures the level of IgE antibodies in the blood.
  • Can give answers if allergy symptoms are due to alder pollen.

295 kr

Allergy test birch
Pollen allergy test

Allergy test birch

  • Test that can detect birch pollen allergy.
  • Measures the level of IgE antibodies in the blood.
  • Provides insight into whether symptoms are due to birch pollen allergy.

295 kr

Allergy test Oak
Pollen allergy test

Allergy test Oak

  • Can demonstrate whether symptoms are due to an allergy to oak pollen.
  • Measures the level of IgE antibodies in the blood.
  • May indicate a pollen allergy to oak.

295 kr

Allergy Test Grass
Pollen allergy test

Allergy Test Grass

  • Testing allergy to grass pollen.
  • Measures the level of IgE antibodies in the blood against grass pollen.
  • May indicate a pollen allergy to grass.

295 kr

Allergy Test Ragweed
Pollen allergy test

Allergy Test Ragweed

  • Testing for allergy to ragweed pollen.
  • Measures the levels of IgE antibodies in the blood against ragweed.
  • May indicate an allergy to ragweed pollen.

295 kr

Allergy test hazel
Pollen allergy test

Allergy test hazel

  • Can indicate a pollen allergy to hazel.
  • Measuring the level of IgE antibodies in the blood.
  • Can give answers as to whether symptoms are due to an allergy to hazelnuts.

295 kr

Allergy Test Willow
Pollen allergy test

Allergy Test Willow

  • Allergy test against pollen from willow.
  • Measuring IgE antibodies against willow.
  • Can indicate a pollen allergy to willow.

295 kr

Pollen check
Pollen allergy test

Pollen check

  • Large pollen allergy test that analyzes the most common allergens.
  • Analyzes and measures the level of IgE antibodies.
  • Gives insight into which allergen(s) may causes allergic reaction.

2 759 kr