I have been researching common air borne allergies found in Belize, but there is very little information. Does any one know of or have problems with allergies? Or did you have allergies and symptoms improved, or worsened, after moving to the tropics.
Here is an article from 1958. With all the flowers in the tropics you would assume there would be more problems.
Journal of Allergy
Volume 29, Issue 4, July 1958, Pages 362-374
doi:10.1016/0021-8707(58)90042-X | How to Cite or Link Using DOI
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Etiological agents of respiratory allergy in tropical countries of Central and South America
Plutarco Naranjo M.D.
From the Allergy Division, Universidad Central del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
Received 20 February 1958.
Available online 11 November 2004.
In the tropical countries of Central and South America there grow only a few species of plants that produce allergenic pollen, and these are not widely distributed, with the exception of the grasses which otherwise have a feeble sensitizing power. The output of pollens from grasses is very limited in the high mountains because of the lack of flowering of such plants. The most important species correspond to the families Amaranthaceae, Chenopodiaceae, and Compositae.