Nicolas, living beyond pollen allergies
“My allergies started when I was a teenager. As soon as spring began, I suffered from hay fever. Sneezing, eye irritation, fatigue... it was a burden I had to bear daily for several months each year!
To treat my seasonal allergic rhinitis and relieve my symptoms, and as prescribed by my doctor, I took symptomatic treatment as soon as the pollen season began. I didn’t cease going outdoors and kept on living normally without too many constraints, however, I always took my tablets. The medication lessened the symptoms and anyhow I had been told that a person couldn’t be treated for multiple allergies.
And five years ago, I suddenly started to have stinging sensations in my throat when I ate apples. Then some time afterwards it was cherries – my lips would swell up as soon as I ate one.
That was a real catalyst! I realized that I was becoming allergic to more and more things and made an appointment with an allergist. The practitioner carried out tests that revealed that I was allergic to birch, grass and hazel. I began allergy immunotherapy treatment more than three years ago.”