Can I Experience Allergy Symptoms in Summer?

jacob-ragweed-seed-pods-2769934_1280.jpgThe short answer is yes, you can experience allergy symptoms in the summer. Between springtime pollen and other allergens lingering into the summer season and the grass-based pollens that pop up during the hot season, there are a number of substances capable of triggering your allergy seasons deep into summer. Here's a quick rundown of what can cause your allergies to flare up in the summertime.

Summer Allergy Triggers

  • Pollen from Grasses and Weeds including ragweed, sagebrush, tumbleweed, Bermuda grass, Orchard grass, Blue grasses, and more. Ragweed, in particular, can travel hundreds of miles in the wind, making it the most common allergy trigger.
  • Mold and dust mites thrive in moisture and humidity and can both trigger sneezing, wheezing, and runny nose.
  • Smog is particularly bad in the summer and can make your symptoms worse.

Summer Allergy Symptoms are largely the same as those experienced in the spring, including...

  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Runny Nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Itchy eyes and nose
  • Dark circles around your eyes

Start Treatment Now

If you suffer from Summer Allergy Symptoms, you should start treatment sooner rather than later. Talk with your doctor about the best options for you. If you are located in the Athens/North GA area, Ashford Clinic can help! Our painless, in-office Allergy Testing, and Allergy Drops treatment can provide effective relief from your seasonal symptoms. Call (706) 248-6860 or Request an Appointment.