Does summer leave you sniffling, itching, coughing, and sneezing? Here’s why, and what you can do about it.
If you find yourself with a runny nose and red eyes when the season changes, it may be because of allergies.
Seasonal allergies caused by pollen—also known as “hay fever”—can happen at the start of summer, spring, and fall, when plants give off pollen grains that are carried around by the wind. Most of the pollens that cause allergies come from trees, weeds, and grass.
No matter where they come from, pollen grains can cause allergic reactions that are unpleasant and uncomfortable.
Click on the images below to learn how you can help prevent seasonal allergies and feel better, faster if you have them.
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“Hay Fever,” Mayo Clinic. December 29, 2015.
“Pollen Allergy,” Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. October 2015.