Pollen Allergies Directory
Pollen allergy is an allergic response to pollen from trees, weeds, and grasses. Symptoms of pollen allergies include runny, stuffy nose, sneezing, watery eyes, pressure in the nose and cheeks, and more. The nasal symptoms related to pollen allergies are called "hay fever," or seasonal allergic rhinitis. Tree pollen typically causes allergy symptoms in the spring; grass and weed pollens tend to make allergies worse in the summer and fall. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how pollen allergies develop, what the symptoms are, how to treat them, and much more.
What Does a Pollen Count Mean?
Knowing the pollen count can help you know when to stay inside and when to treat your pollen allergy. But what does a pollen count mean?
Ragweed Allergy: Facts, Symptoms, Treatment
If your allergies flare in late summer or early fall, you may be allergic to ragweed. Here's information about symptoms, treatment, and how you can avoid your triggers.
Your Action Plan for Moderate to Severe Allergies
Allergies can affect your sleep, concentration, sex life, looks, and even mood. We offer 9 tips to ease moderate to severe allergy symptoms and enjoy life more.
Understanding Allergies -- the Basics
An allergy is an abnormal reaction by your immune system to a substance that is usually not harmful. WebMD explains the process.
The Weather: Wreaking Havoc on Health
The weather forecast doesn't just dictate what you should wear that day; it may also be a strong predictor of how you're going to feel.
Oral Allergy Syndrome Foods, Symptoms, Treatments, and More
Learn about oral allergy syndrome, foods that may trigger this condition, and what tests can identify it.
3 Questions About Pollen: Pollen Allergies, Pollen Types, and Pollen Masks
WebMD interviews Andy Nish, MD, to get answers to three top questions about pollen, including pollen allergies, pollen types, and pollen masks.
Should Allergies Keep Your Child at Home?
Find out how to help your child avoid allergy problems at school, playing sports, on vacation, or at a friend’s house.
Outdoor Exercise and Allergies
Don’t let seasonal allergies bring your workout routine to a halt. Learn how to stay in the game all year long.
What's Wrong With Mouth Breathing?
Sinus specialist Jordan S. Josephson, MD, explains why it's better to breath from your nose than your mouth.
Allergies: Worst Offenders
Environmental and food allergies can really ruin your day – or month. Learn how to beat your symptoms and breathe easy.
Commuting With Allergies
Mounting evidence links air pollution to a rise in symptoms of respiratory allergies.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Allergy Myths and Facts
If you have allergies, should you move to the desert? Will honey help? Find the answers to some popular allergy myths.
Slideshow: Common Allergy Triggers
From pollen and pets to food and bugs, find out the most common things that can trigger allergy symptoms.
Slideshow: Top Allergy Kit Must-Haves
Be prepared for your next allergy attack no matter where you go. See which medicines you need in your allergy kit to help relieve symptoms.
Slideshow: Nasal Irrigation: Relief for Colds & Allergy Symptoms
Clogged sinuses and congestion bothering you? Nasal irrigation can relieve sinus symptoms associated with colds and allergies. Learn how to do nasal irrigation with this visual guide.
Quiz: Do You Know the Facts About Allergies?
Allergies can range from mildly annoying to life-threatening. Take this quiz to test your allergy IQ.
Cold & Allergy Quiz: Do You Know the Difference?
Do you have a cold or allergies? Take this quiz and find out.
Quiz: The Facts on Sneezing
Sneezes happen. Wonder why? Test your achoo IQ in this WebMD quiz.