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What are nasal allergies?

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If you have watery eyes and a stuffy nose only at certain times of the year, you may be allergic to pollen. In the spring, trees are usually responsible for allergies. In summer, grasses and weeds are the main culprits. In fall, it's weeds, especially ragweed.

If your symptoms last all year, you may be allergic to dust mites, pet dander, or mold. Outdoors, mold usually peaks in late summer and early fall. But it can hang around all year.

You can be allergic to more than one thing. You can also have seasonal and year-round allergies. Most people have more than one thing that sets their sneezes off.

From: All About Nasal Allergies WebMD Medical Reference

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Iossifova, Y. , May 2007. Allergy

Carlson, R. , Hyperion, 2003. The Don't Sweat Guide to Keeping Your Home Clean

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "House Dust Allergy."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Allergies: Things You Can Do to Control Your Symptoms."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "What is Dust Mite Allergy?"

Layton, D. , November 2009. Environmental Science & Technology

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 23, 2019

SOURCES:

Iossifova, Y. , May 2007. Allergy

Carlson, R. , Hyperion, 2003. The Don't Sweat Guide to Keeping Your Home Clean

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "House Dust Allergy."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Allergies: Things You Can Do to Control Your Symptoms."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "What is Dust Mite Allergy?"

Layton, D. , November 2009. Environmental Science & Technology

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 23, 2019

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