If you sneeze and cough during certain times of the year, you may have seasonal allergies. However, occasional allergies aren’t something you just have to live with.
In many areas of the United States, spring allergies begin in February and last until the early summer. Tree pollination begins earliest in the year followed by grass pollination later in the spring and summer and ragweed in the late summer and fall. In tropical climates, however, grass may pollinate throughout a good portion of the year. Mild winter temperatures can cause plants to pollinate early. A rainy spring can also promote rapid plant growth and lead to an increase in mold, causing symptoms to last well into the fall.
The most common culprit for fall allergies is ragweed, a plant that grows wild almost everywhere. Ragweed blooms and releases pollen from August to November. In many areas of the country, ragweed pollen levels are highest in early to mid-September.
While the timing and severity of an allergy season vary across the country, the following climate factors also can influence how bad your symptoms might be:
It’s time for an allergist- Come see Dr. Lakshmi Reddy and staff! We are here to help you get the relief you deserve in a caring and compassionate manner.
Allergy shots, or immunotherapy, allergen immunotherapy, is an excellent treatment. It’s useful not only because it helps with your symptoms, but it’s truly disease-modifying. It actually makes you less allergic.
If you feel like you’re always getting sick, with a cough or head congestion, it’s time to see an allergist. You may think you’re sure pollen is causing your suffering, but other substances may be involved as well. More than two-thirds of spring allergy sufferers actually have year-round symptoms. Your best resource for finding what’s causing your suffering and stopping it, not just treating the symptoms, is an allergist. Come and schedule an appointment with Dr. Reddy. We are here to help you feel better!
Work together with your allergist to devise strategies to avoid your triggers: