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?
Is It Pollen, or Something Else?
If you have allergy symptoms in spring, summer, or early fall, you probably have a pollen allergy. If you have allergy symptoms all year, you may not have a pollen allergy.
Which Plants Make the Most Pollen?
Is it the flowers -- or the trees, grasses, and weeds? What can you blame for your sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny nose during allergy season?
Will Moving Help My Pollen Allergy?
If your allergy symptoms are really bad, you may think about moving. But will moving really help your pollen allergies?
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.
Allergies: Worst Offenders
Environmental and food allergies can really ruin your day – or month. Learn how to beat your symptoms and breathe easy.
The Truth About Allergies
We separate fact from fiction about identifying allergy triggers and what you can do to stop them in their tracks.
Commuting With Allergies
Mounting evidence links air pollution to a rise in symptoms of respiratory allergies.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Common Allergy Triggers
From pollen and pets to food and bugs, find out the most common things that can trigger allergy 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.
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: How to Get Allergy Relief at Home
Get tips for things you can do in your house to ease the sneezing and itchy eyes that are brought on by hay fever.
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.