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Pine trees are a source of pollen

Depending on where you live, allergy seasons may be mild or severe. Before you head out the door, you may want to check the local allergy forecast.

Grab your tissues if your eyes tear up from budding trees. During this season, trees pollinate, releasing allergens into the air. This is the worst time to lounge in the shade of trees like oak, ash, elm, hickory, pecan, box elder, and mountain cedar.

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Blades of grass don’t tickle your fancy this season. More than 1,000 species of grass grow in North America, but only a few of these release pollen that will cause your allergies to act up. These include redtop grass, orchard grass and sweet vernal grass.

The warm temperatures during the summer also keep pollen and mold thriving.

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If you are allergic to weeds, fall is not a time of thanksgiving. Cool, breezy nights in autumn are a perfect time for billions of tiny pollen particles to travel great distances by wind. In fact, a single ragweed plant can generate a million grains a day.

Fortunately, cold weather is around the corner and may “freeze” outdoor allergens.

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When you are huddled inside for the winter, you may blame a cold or flu for your watery eyes and itchy throat. In fact, 71% of American adults surveyed think that people do not have allergies in the winter!

But the source of your winter sniffles may be due to indoor allergens. It is during this season that you are most sensitive to indoor allergens like dust mites, mold spores and pet dander.

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