Spring is finally here, and while we’re all excited to say goodbye to cold winter days, the new season can bring some unpleasant surprises for those suffering from seasonal allergies. This blog will explore what causes and triggers spring allergies so you’re prepared to manage these symptoms.
The most common triggers of spring allergies are pollen and mold spores, which are released into the air when temperatures rise. Pollen is a fine powdery substance from plants, trees, weeds, and grass. Mold exists in warm, damp environments throughout the year; however, it can bloom more quickly in the springtime due to high moisture levels in the air. Both pollen and mold spores can travel through the air for miles – meaning even if you haven’t stepped outside your home – you could still be exposed!
No matter the source of your spring allergies, there are ways to manage them! Allergy medications like antihistamines and nasal sprays can help alleviate symptoms or allergy shots if symptoms are really poorly controlled. It’s also important to limit your exposure to allergens as much as possible by keeping windows and doors closed, changing air filters regularly, and avoiding areas with high concentrations of pollen or mold spores (grass fields, wooded areas, etc.). With proper prevention and management strategies in place – you can be sure that spring allergies won’t get the best of you this season!
If you believe allergies are hindering your ability to experience the wonders of the warmer part of the year, contact us today at Bernstein Allergy Group. Our specially trained and board-certified allergists will test for spring allergies and help you find the proper treatment. Together we can make this spring more enjoyable and healthy for everyone!