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How can season change affect allergies?

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  • Spring. In cooler states, plants start to release pollens in February or March. Tree pollens are also a common spring allergy cause.
  • Summer. Early in summer, grass pollen can trigger reactions. Then, ragweed and other weeds can become a problem. Mold can hit its peak in July in the warmer states.
  • Fall. In colder states, mold tends to be worst in the fall.
  • Winter. Indoor allergens -- like pet dander and dust mites -- are worse in winter because your pets spend more time inside.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology: "Pollen;" "Outdoor Allergens: Tips to Remember;" "Ragweed Allergy;" and "Dust Allergy Management."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: “Air Pollution” and “Asthma Overview.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on April 10, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology: "Pollen;" "Outdoor Allergens: Tips to Remember;" "Ragweed Allergy;" and "Dust Allergy Management."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: “Air Pollution” and “Asthma Overview.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on April 10, 2019

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