Common Spring Allergies

 

Everyone loves that springtime means warm weather and pretty landscapes. However, nobody loves that spring also means watery eyes and coughing. Seasonal allergies affect millions of people in the United States each year, so don’t be surprised if you end up with the sniffles. Not sure what’s causing your spring allergies to flare up? It’s probably one of these common outdoor culprits.

 

Trees

Trees are one of the biggest allergy culprits during the early spring months. They produce small pollen spores that are dry and light enough to be easily carried by spring breezes. The most common allergy-inducing trees release pollen around the same time each year, so once that starts to happen, you’ll probably start getting itchy eyes and a stuffy nose.

 

Mold

Mold spores are very abundant in outside air and can easily travel via the wind. Mold also grows quickly when rain causes higher moisture levels in your home, and the warm weather allows it to grow. Controlling humidity levels and keeping your home dry can help reduce your chances of getting mold.

 

Grasses and Weeds

Since grass is basically everywhere, it’s hard to avoid its allergy-inducing effects. You’re likely to be able to get some relief on rainy days when the wind isn’t able to carry the allergens, but when the weather is dry, you’ll experience symptoms.

 

The best way to handle spring allergies is by taking preventative actions. Ask  A.B. May about installing an air purifier and/or dehumidifiers in your home to reduce your chances of suffering from allergies. Help your family breathe easier by calling us at 913-383-2222.