Poplar seeds: does cotton wool cause allergies?

White flakes lead to snout nose and itchy eyes

They are everywhere: in the street, in the garden, in the air: small white pompons that itch in the nose and we scratch the neck. We talk about poplar wool, also called poplar stuffed. Incidentally, white puffs are not pollen, as some might think, but the seeds of aspen. And unlike pollen, cotton-type pellets do not trigger allergies. If it stings in the eyes and nose now, it has another reason.

Dr.Specht, Health Extract, explains in the video what you can do when the little tassels are itching and tormenting you.

(Poplar) snow in summer

If it seems that it is snowing in the middle of summer, it is the fibers of the white seed of poplar. The tongue also refers to it as "poplar snow" or "summer snow".

Steal the little pompoms in the air, it is often assumed that it is poplar pollen. In fact, white puffles are the seeds of the Aspen. which are embedded in fibers called fruit walls, as in a cotton. The small hollow fibers are extremely light and therefore extremely navigable and can therefore transport seeds over long distances.

Sleep better on poplar wool

The individual fibers are of fine cellulose. Because of their many tiny cavities, the seeds are extremely light, warm and regulate moisture. As a result, delicate wool is often filled with quilts or made into wool. In addition, white flakes are considered hypoallergenic, i. they do not trigger allergies.

What to do against itching and scratches?

Do you still have itchy eyes and a scratch in your throat? Do not worry, every itch is not an allergy. According to you, our health expert, the irritation you feel is purely mechanical. Specht explained. Small fibers irritate delicate mucous membranes and cause itching and burning.

But what if the puffed flakes make you crazy? Health expert dr. Specht explains in the video what we can do specifically against the muzzle and itchy eyes.

By the way: you may have an allergic reaction. However, this is more likely due to grass pollen which, at the same time, because of warm temperatures, fly more.