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ALLERGIES

Be greater than your allergies

Be greater than your allergies

COMMON ALLERGY TRIGGERS

 

People are affected by all kinds of allergens. Some of us need to avoid pollen and dust; others can’t be around dogs or cats. But no matter what you’re allergic to, allergy symptoms can interfere with daily activities and reduce your quality of life. 

Click below to learn more about each type of allergen.

 
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 seasonal 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 through early fall.1

GRASS POLLEN


Grasses are responsible for a lot of seasonal 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 6 ways to prepare for the allergy season.

tree pollen, ragweed pollen, and grass pollen allergies

 

Source:

1. ACAAI. Types of allergies: Pollen allergy. http://acaai.org/allergies/types/pollen-allergy. Accessed August 1, 2018.

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