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Summary: Ah-Choo, What’s Making You Sneeze?
Stay ahead of seasonal allergies by taking allergy medication before you have symptoms. Use this calendar to know when your allergy season(s) will start.
- January —molds
- February — molds, trees
- March — molds, trees
- April — molds, trees
- May — grass, molds, trees
- June — grass, molds, trees
- July — grass, molds, trees,
- August — mold, ragweed
- September — mold, ragweed
- October — mold, ragweed
- November — mold, ragweed
- December — mold, ragweed
- Grows on fallen leaves, compost piles, grasses and grains, and in soil.
- Warmer climates can have molds year-round.
- Warmer winters can trigger early pollen release.
- Common tree allergens: Ash, Birch, Catalpa, Cypress, Elm, Hickory, Maple, Oak, Olive, Pecan, Poplar, Sycamore, Walnut, Western Red Cedar
- Released late spring through mid-summer.
- Common grass allergens: Bermuda, Johnson, Kentucky Blue, Sweet Vernal, Timothy
- 75 percent of people are allergic to ragweed
- Allergenic weeds include: Bottlebrush, Curly dock, Lamb’s quarters, Pigweed, Ragweed, Sagebrush, Sheep's sorrel
Preventive Treatments for Pollen Allergies
- Take your medications before you have allergy symptoms.
- Do outdoor activities in the morning when pollen levels are low.
- Close your windows, even at night, and use the air conditioning.
- Wash your hands, body and clothes after being outside.
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