BATTLE OF THE SEASONS: SPRING VS.
Which season is more problematic for allergy sufferers? That depends on what you’re allergic to. Whether it’s tree pollen in the spring or ragweed in the fall—we want to know which allergy season affects you most. Vote for your worst allergy season and read on for a closer look at which seasonal allergens are to blame.
Tree pollen is one of the most common spring allergy symptoms.1 In the spring, dormant trees come alive, often with a vengeance. They release pollen into the air as a way of reproducing but unfortunately, that pollen can trigger an allergic response in many people.2
Pollen counts are typically highest in the morning, and on warm and windy days. Pollen can be hard to avoid in the
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Ragweed pollen is the source for many common fall allergy symptoms. It grows throughout the United States and releases pollen from August to November. Typically, ragweed pollen counts are highest in mid-September. 3
Mold is also a typical trigger for autumn
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Both spring and fall have their share of troublesome allergens. Which season is worse really comes down to what you're allergic to and just how allergic you are.
1. AAFA. Tree Pollen: Spring's First Allergy Offender. https://community.aafa.org/blog/tree-pollen-spring-s-first-allergy-offender. Accessed December 3, 2018.
2. AAAAI. Spring Allergies. https://www.aaaai.org/Aaaai/media/MediaLibrary/PDF%20Documents/Libraries/EL-Spring-Allergies-patient.pdf. Accessed December 3, 2018.
3. ACAAI. Seasonal Allergies. http://acaai.org/allergies/types/seasonal. Accessed December 3, 2018.
4. AAAAI. Mold Allergy. https://acaai.org/allergies/types/mold-allergy. Accessed December 3, 2018.