Flower allergy: what bouquet to give?
How many colors should I give?
Flower allergies are very often, but abandoning completely from flowers is not the best option. After all, flowers are always a pleasant surprise, beautiful and effective decoration of any holiday. On this, today we will tell you which flowers to present to allergic people, because there is always a way out.
What does "flower allergy" mean and what are its manifestations?
Flower allergy is considered a special kind of allergy. The cause of this disease is the increased sensitivity of the human body to flower pollen. At the moment, scientists have estimated that in nature there are 700 species of flower plants, the pollen of which can cause allergic reactions.
To give or not to give?
If the question arises: to give or not to give suffering to flower allergy bouquet, then of course, to give, but hypoallergenic flowers. We will describe them in more detail.
Often, those who suffer from floral allergy are not affected by the reaction, but by their strong, sharp odor. In this case, allergy sufferers feel such smells several times stronger than others. The sharp smell of flowers causes tears, coughing, asthma attacks, a runny nose and even possibly a fever! Touching these colors is also fraught with consequences: possible burns and hives. But there are also flowers that are the cause of allergic reactions due to their pollen. On this, take in this case to your choice very seriously and responsibly. But how not to be mistaken?
Flowers in pots are hypoallergenic: myth or reality
Quite a large number of people think that if a person has a flower allergy, then he can give flowers in pots. They think that they are hypoallergenic. And what is the result? In a few minutes, after you present such a gift to an allergic person, allergic reactions will start. What's the matter? And the fact is that most flowers in pots are allergenic in themselves. Especially, when it comes to ficus, geranium, oleander, zuharis, chrysanthemums. In addition to the fact that the flowers themselves can cause an unhealthy reaction, in addition to this, spores of fungi that are found in the soil of the flower pot can also cause an allergic reaction.
The rules of buying bouquets for "flower allergies"
It is important to remember some rules that will help you make the right choice and give a good mood, and also save you from going to pharmacies for anti-allergy drugs.
1. Often an unhealthy reaction is caused by small pastel tones or very pale flowers, fern, various cereals.
2. Paradoxically, the flowers of bright shades, grown in greenhouses, absolutely do not smell and do not dust. They are just recommended to give suffering floral allergy, they are considered hypoallergenic.
3. Choose flowers with terry petals. The fact of the matter is that such double flowers, in fact, do not actually give off pollen. Additional petals either lead to complete disappearance, or simply reduce the number of stamens. On this, you can safely purchase bouquets with plants that blossom with double flowers.
"Unsafe" and banned for allergic flowers
The insecurity of this plant is that it contains a sufficient amount of essential oils, which can cause asthma attacks in people with allergies.
Gerbera is considered a flower with a huge amount of pollen, which is the causative agent of allergic reactions.
It would seem that a cactus is a plant that does not emit any odor or pollen. But some species of cactus spines on contact with the skin of an allergic can cause itching, redness and even hives.
Most people suffering from floral allergy have their own list of colors that they fear. On this, ask in advance a list of forbidden flowers for them. After all, health, no matter what, should always be in the first place.