Also referred to as hay fever, seasonal allergies can produce a number of uncomfortable symptoms. The most common symptoms include a runny nose, coughing, an itchy or congested nose and a post nasal drip. Not all symptoms affect everyone, and some people may only get one symptom, but suffer from it particularly severely. Sometimes the symptoms could mirror those of a cold and you may need a doctor’s opinion on the best way to treat it.
Flowering plants, including grasses, release small powdery grains into the wind, to be carried to other plants for cross-pollination. When there is a lot of pollen present in the air, it can get into your lungs, mouth, eyes, nose and mouth and cause an allergic reaction. Flowers that are bright and colorful usually depend on insects to pollinate them and do not have to rely on the wind to carry pollen to other plants.
Levels of pollen in the air vary at different times of the day, but they usually peak between 5am and 10am in the morning.
Trees that release lots of pollen early in spring can trigger spring allergies, depending on where you live and what the climate is like. Trees that do this include olive, oak, birch, elm, hickory, ash, sycamore and poplar trees. Allergies that occur in the summer are usually the result of grass pollen, which can cause hives and skin irritations if you come into direct contact with it.
Fall allergies are usually caused by pollen from weeds. Sometimes, there are trees that pollinate in the fall and can contribute to seasonal allergies. If you are unsure what is causing your allergies you can have an allergy test performed, which will tell you which pollen types you are allergic to.
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