Posted by RoseBelle | Labels: allergy, allergy tips and tricks, high pollen flowers, lily stamens, lily stigma, low pollen flowers
See anything usual about my lily flower above?
My daughter and husband have allergies which is why I can't have certain types of flowers in the house. They're fine around flowers that have very little pollen such as roses, carnations, and orchids. Well, actually, roses are not low pollen flowers but a florist told me that the pollen in roses is too large to become airborne, which is good because airborne pollen trigger allergy attacks. On Mother's Day, my husband got a bouquet of flowers with several lilies. Lilies have A LOT of powdery pollen and I'm always good at cutting off the stigma and stamens from each flower but this time around, I totally forgot about removing them. Both husband and daughter got sick on the same day a week after the flowers were in the house. They both developed cold-like symptoms. Here's a close up of the flower without the stigma and stamens.
I'd also like to note that no allergy medicine really works for my daughter. My husband takes different types of antihistamine medicines that help somewhat only. As for my daughter, no medicine works on her. Sometimes she'll recover within two days and sometimes, like this time, a few weeks. It's been two weeks since her allergy attack and she still has a lingering cough. I hope one day we will have a science miracle to cure allergies. Best yet, there will be an allergy vaccine.