What Causes Hay Fever and Seasonal Allergies?

Spring is not a happy season for some people 
We all love to see blooming flowers, lawns, and trees bursting with new greenery. But for some people, this is a sign of trouble. It is not possible to enjoy whether while your eyes water, your nose runs, and the sneezes never stop. It gets tricky whenever you go out. Many of us confuse it with the common cold. Still, suppose you see a pattern (symptoms repeat every year). In that case, you might be suffering from seasonal allergies, commonly known as hay fever. You think it might be cold, but there's a pattern. 

What Causes Seasonal Allergies? 

An example of a serious situation can be when someone is suffering from all types of seasonal allergies. To make it simple, some plants like ragweed, grasses, and oak trees create a unique powder called pollen, which is light enough to travel through the air, and some people are allergic to it. Pollen allergy stands second on the top 10 common allergies charts; about 25 million Americans have the pollen allergy. Many people are allergic to trees' pollen, which spread in the air in the spring season. Grass pollen is more of summertime problem. And weed pollen is expected in the fall season. 

Symptoms of Pollen Allergy 

For those who are allergic to pollen, their bodies react as if they are being invaded during a pollen season. Your body mistakes pollen in the air as an enemy.  To kill the pollen you breathe, your immune system will make histamine fight back. This is the time when you can suffer from symptoms like: 

  • Itchy, dry throat 
  • Itchy, watery, and red eyes 
  • Running or stuffy/blocked nose 
  • Continuous sneezing and coughing 

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