Spring Allergies

spring allergies

Spring Allergies

Spring allergies are here! As the winter season ends, you may begin to experience itchy eyes, a runny nose, and discomfort due to spring allergies. From tree pollen to mold, learn about some common spring allergens and how to combat them.

 

Tree & Grass Pollen

During the spring season, trees that have laid dormant during the winter season come back to life and begin to pollinate. Tree pollen from oak, ash, and hackberry are common culprits of pollen allergies. Later in the spring season, grasses such as Bahia, Timothy, and Sweet Vernal are some common environmental allergens to trigger your allergies.

To reduce a potential reaction from pollen allergies, try to go outside when the pollen counts are lower, take off your shoes and wash your clothes and body once back indoors, and keep windows shut in your home. Understanding the different types of pollen in Houston and which types trigger your pollen allergies response can also help your allergist develop a treatment plan.

 

Mold Spores

As winter ends, mold allergies become more common again in the warmer weather. Some types of mold that can contribute to spring allergies include outdoor molds such as Alternaria and Cladosporium. Indoor molds to look out for include Aspergillus and Penicillium. When mold spores are released into the air, they can cause sneezing, congestion, and itchy eyes.

Preventing a reaction from outdoor mold spores is similar to pollen allergies. Keeping your windows and doors closed and changing your clothes once indoors will help mitigate your mold allergies. For the prevention of indoor molds, be sure to wipe up all standing water in your home and allow for free-flowing air within your home.

 

Relieve Spring Allergies

If you are struggling to manage your spring allergies, contact the board-certified allergists at McGovern Allergy & Asthma Clinic. Their team can provide a comprehensive examination and individualized treatment plan to meet your allergy needs. Call 713-661-1444 to schedule an appointment or click the link to request one online. https://www.mcgovernallergy.com/request-an-appointment-online/