Virtual Conference
Nutrition 2022

Jona Keri

EIMS Higher Education Institution, Malta

Title: Pollen allergies, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment


Allergies to ingested pollen are generally uncommon and occur at a similar rate to allergies to other foods. Pollen allergies, like hay fever, are mostly connected to allergies to airborne pollen.
A 2008 Russian study found that 1.45% 143 of 891 normal subjects tested had pollen in their systems.
Hay fever or other types of allergies to airborne pollen affects between 10 and 25 percent of the population. Bee pollen's allergic reactions have been examined on pages 42 and 153.    
The aim of this research is to distinguish between the impacts of flower pollen, also known as pollen collected by hand, and bee pollen.
- Pollen's composition and nutritional worth.
- How may a pollen allergy reaction be prevented?
- Different health-improving effects in studies on cells and animals.
- A survey that would test 200 participants was carried out using a previously created questionnaire.
Due to differences in age and gender, participants will be diverse. Adults, children, teenagers, and parents of children with allergies will all participate in the study.
There were 200 participants in the study, and it was discovered that 32 of them had pollen-related allergies. According to the data collected, allergy symptoms can manifest in individuals as little as 4 years old and as elderly as 32. Of the 32 individuals with allergies, 21.88% had a diagnosis between the ages of 0 and 10, and 31.25% between the ages of 10 and 20 years old. 
40.63% had symptoms appear between the ages of 20 and 30, 6.25% between the ages of 30 and 40, and there were no occurrences of diagnosis after the age of 40. Different methods were used to diagnose persons with pollen allergies. Notably, 65.63% of them underwent the skin prick test, 9.38% underwent a specialized immunoglobulin E test, 6.25% examined their blood for eosinophils, and only 18.75% of them discovered they had allergies.


Jona Keri completed her Ph. D at the age of 29 years from the Faculty of Natural Science, University of Tirana, Albania. She is a full-time lecturer at the Aldent University in Tirana, at the Faculty of Medical Science, and she is a Guest Lecturer at EIMS Higher Education Institution, at the Award in Foundations of Dental Science Program, in Malta. She has over 20 publications in prestigious Journals. She is still active in publishing and preparing to attend different symposiums and conferences.