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ALLERGIES

Be greater than your allergies

Be greater than your allergies

 

DIFFERENT TYPES OF ALLERGENS

 

 

POLLEN ALLERGIES: TYPES, SYMPTOMS
AND TREATMENT
          

                                                     

 
POLLEN ALLERGIES: TYPES, SYMPTOMS
AND TREATMENT

Plants produce tiny grains of pollen as part of their reproduction process. It’s this airborne pollen—produced by trees, grasses, and weeds—that causes most nasal allergy symptoms.                                                                                                                                                          

TYPES OF POLLEN THAT CAN CAUSE ALLERGIES:

TREE POLLEN  

Trees are the first plants to produce airborne pollen each spring and they produce lots of it. Depending on where you live, tree pollen season can start in late winter or early spring.1

RAGWEED POLLEN

Ragweed plants are some of the biggest pollen producers in North America—and because they reproduce so quickly, they’re hard to control. Peak weed pollen season runs from late summer to early fall.1

GRASS POLLEN

Grasses are responsible for a lot of nasal allergy symptoms because they tend to be widely grown. Grass pollen season lasts from late spring through early summer.1

POLLEN ALLERGY SYMPTOMS

If you’re allergic to pollen, your symptoms may include nasal congestion, sneezing, runny nose, itchy nose, and itchy, watery eyes.

POLLEN ALLERGY TREATMENTS

When you’re allergic to pollen, it pays to plan ahead so you’re ready when symptoms hit. Here are Six Ways to Prepare for the Allergy Season.

 

Sources:

1. ACAAI. Types of allergies: Pollen allergy. http://acaai.org/allergies/types/pollen-allergy. Accessed February 5, 2015.