Users' questions

Why are my allergies so bad in June?

Why are my allergies so bad in June?

Pollen Is the Biggest Culprit Trees are usually done with their pollen-fest by late spring. That leaves grasses and weeds to trigger summer allergies. Ragweed is one of the most common summer allergy triggers. It can travel for hundreds of miles on the wind.

Is there a allergy season in June and July?

May to July: In May, all the trees, grass and weeds gang up to pump out allergens, making it a bad time for allergy sufferers. This is the start of peak allergy season, which continues until July. July to September: Enter ragweed, a common flowering plant.

What pollen is worst in June?

Grass (which actually has two peaks) lasts from mid-May until July, and weed pollen covers the end of June to September. Tree pollen occurs first, typically from late March to mid-May, and affects around 25% of people.

What happens when you put off seeing the doctor for allergy symptoms?

“Fluid backing up from the nose and nasal sinuses into the Eustachian tubes in the ears can lead to reduced sound wave propagation and decreased hearing,” explains Shainhouse. With treatment, your hearing will come back without a problem—but if you put off seeing the doctor, it’s possible that your ears will stay clogged for quite a while.

What happens to your sense of taste when you have allergies?

“Sense of smell and taste tend to go hand in hand, and when you can’t smell, it can impair or alter your sense of taste,” says Shainhouse. “Allergy sufferers may think food tastes off or needs salt or heat or spices because they can’t taste anything or because flavors have become significantly dulled.”

How many people in the US suffer from allergies?

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States, and more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies annually. But just like any other health condition, it’s not always easy to spot when an allergy attack is happening.

Why do I wake up in the morning with allergies?

Because allergies cause swelling in the nasal passages, people suffering from them typically mouth breathe while they sleep and, as a result, experience lapses in quality oxygen intake throughout the night. “People with allergies wake up often, whether they realize it or not, and they wake up [in the morning] not feeling rested.”