ASPEN POLLEN ALLERGY
Aspen trees are a species of poplar tree
, they are both in the Populus
genus of plants.
Aspen trees are very hardy and cold tolerant, so are found in the North and West of the UK.
An allergy to aspen pollen is strongly associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis (hayfever).
An aspen pollen allergy is also linked to asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and atopic dermatitis.
Aspen sap contains salicyl alcohol and salicylaldehyde, these compounds can cause allergic contact dermatitis if they come into contact with the skin.
There are no recorded allergens for Aspen trees, but they are in the same genus of plants as Poplar and Cottonwood, so if allergic to one pollen it is likely you would be allergic to another.
Pollen Library - Aspen
Science Direct - Populus Trees
Worcester Pollen Forecast
Allergy UK - Managing your asthma and your allergic rhinitis throughout the seasons
Articles and Journals
Is Pollen Production of Birch Controlled by Genetics and Local Conditions? 2022
Simplified AIT for allergy to several tree pollens-Arguments from the immune outcome analyses following treatment with SQ tree SLIT-tablet, 2021
Respiratory allergies: Salicaceae sensitization (Review), 2021
Tree pollen allergens—an update from a molecular perspective, 2015
Early Pollen Sensitization in Children Is Dependent upon Regional Aeroallergen Exposure, 2012
Panallergens and their impact on the allergic patient, 2010
Correlation between eosinophilic oesophagitis and aeroallergens, 2010
Allergic contact dermatitis from salicyl alcohol and salicylaldehyde in aspen bark (Populus tremula), 2005
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