ISLAMABAD (APP) Medical experts have advised the pollen allergy patients to adopt precautionary measures to avoid any medical complication. They said that allergy patients should avoid moving such places where the offending plant grows and where its pollen exists in the air. They asked persons with pollen allergy who work outside to wear face masks designed to filter pollen out of the air reaching their nasal passages. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department the atmospheric concentration of pines, grasses and cannabis lies in high category in the federal capital and advised the individuals sensitive to these allergic pollens to take precautionary measures. It said the trend in allergic pollen will change and the concentration of paper mulberry pollen will also increase and dominate the other allergic pollen in the second half of March. Meanwhile, citizens asked the Ministry of Health that federal government hospitals in the federal capital should make proper arrangements for the critical patients of pollen allergy by providing ventilators to them in case of severe emergency. They also demanded that an awareness drive should be launched to educate citizens about disease, adding, literature about the disease should be provided to the patients of pollen allergy in the outpatient department of Pulmonology Department, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) for their awareness. They asked the ministry to provide concerned medical facilities to such patients free of cost while these patients should also be provided free life saving medicines in the emergency department besides nebulisation, bronchodilaters, steroids, oxygen therapy, nursing care and specialists consultation. Dr. Wasim Khawaja from Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) said during periods of high pollen levels, people with pollen allergy should try to avoid unnecessary exposure to irritants such as dust, insect sprays, tobacco smoke, air pollution, and fresh tar or paint. He added any of these can aggravate the symptoms of pollen allergy, adding, when pollen allergy is not treated, complications may occur. He said people with seasonal allergies who cannot avoid pollen, the symptoms can be controlled with medication on advise of physician including antihistamines, corticosteroids, and cromolyn sodium, any of which can be used alone or in combination.