Spring is not a happy season for some people
We all love to see blooming flowers, lawns and trees bursting with new greenery. But for some people, this is a sign of trouble. It is not possible to enjoy whether while your eyes water, nose runs, and the sneezes never stop. It gets tricky every time when you go out. Many of us misdiagnosis it with common cold, but if you see a pattern (symptoms repeat every year), you might be suffering from seasonal allergies, commonly known as hay fever. You think it might be cold, but there’s a pattern.
What Causes Seasonal Allergies?
The example of a serious situation can be when someone is suffering from all types of seasonal allergies. To make it simple, some plants like ragweed, grasses, and oak trees creates a unique powder called pollen which is light enough to travel through the air and some people are allergic to it. Pollen allergy stands second on the top 10 common allergies charts, about 25 million Americans have the pollen allergy. Many people are allergic to the pollen of trees, which spread in the air in the spring season. Grass pollen is more of summertime problem. And weed pollen is common in the fall season.
Symptoms of Pollen Allergy
Those who are allergic to pollen, on a pollen season, their bodies will react as if they are being invaded. Your body mistakes pollen in the air, as an enemy. To kill the pollen you breathe, your immune system will make histamine fight back. This is the time when you can suffer from symptoms like:
- Itchy, dry throat
- Itchy, watery and red eyes
- Runny mucus or stuffy/blocked nose
- Continuous sneezing and coughing