Early Spring Means an Early Allergy Season in Many Parts of the U.S.

Bursts of warm temperatures have prompted an early start to spring in many parts of the country. Across the Southeast and as far north as Washington, D.C., spring arrived two to three weeks ahead of schedule, according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Phenology Network. Much to the dismay of those with seasonal […] Read more »

How to Get Cedar Fever Symptoms Under Control

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Unfortunately for a big percentage of Central Texas residents, the 2016-17 cedar fever season got an early start as a result of rainy weather and mild temperatures earlier in the year. On December 29, strong winds caused cedar pollen counts to skyrocket to nearly 22,000 grains per cubic meter. This reading was the second-highest count […] Read more »

Is It Fall Seasonal Allergies or a Cold?

For many people, the shorter days and changing leaves are an unpleasant reminder that allergy season isn’t only limited to the spring. Trees release allergy-inducing pollen in the spring, while grasses are the main culprit in the summer months. In the fall, it’s weed pollen that leads many people to seek out treatment for seasonal […] Read more »

How are Asthma and Allergies Related?

Did you know that the wheezing and shortness of breath experienced by someone with asthma could be triggered by the same response as someone who has pollen allergies? In fact, it’s estimated that about half of all asthma sufferers have allergic asthma, which means that pollen, mold, dust mites, pets or other allergens trigger their […] Read more »

4 Ways to Sleep Better with Sinus Pain

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month! For those who suffer from seasonal allergies, the risk of developing sinusitis – commonly known as a sinus infection – is higher. Allergies make the sinuses more prone to infection by causing the nasal tissues to swell and by blocking drainage of the sinus channels. This creates […] Read more »

Sniffling in Seattle? Chances Are, You Have a Tree Pollen Allergy

If you’re sniffling in Seattle, chances are, you have a tree pollen allergy. Tree pollen is a common cause of seasonal allergies for residents of Western Washington, particularly in March and April, when native trees release large amounts of pollen in an effort to reproduce. Maple, cedar/juniper, alder, elm, birch, cottonwood, oak and ash are […] Read more »