Summer is here! The birds are chirping, the bugs are buzzing and the flowers are blooming. While many of us associate seasonal allergies with spring, they are actually just as much of a problem during the summer months.
Common Summer Allergy SymptomsCommon symptoms of seasonal allergies include nasal congestion, sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes and throat, watery eyes and postnasal drip. In order to find relief, your Houston allergy doctor will first need to determine what you are allergic to through a series of allergy tests.
Allergy TriggersMany of the same allergy triggers from spring are responsible for your headache and stuffy nose in the summer.
Pollenhe #1 cause of allergy symptoms is pollen. While tree pollen has usually come and gone by the end of spring, grasses and weeds are going strong. There are a wide variety of weeds and grasses, the most common include:
- Russian thistle
- Blue grasses
- Red top
- Sweet vernal