Seasonal Allergy Treatment Taunton MA
Seasonal Allergies (Hay Fever)
Seasonal allergens are caused by pollens from various plants in the environment. Pollens are released by different plants at different times of year. Depending on what you are allergic to, your symptoms may vary during the year.
Trees, Grass & Weeds
Many trees pollinate from the end of March through April. However, a few very common trees in New England (Birch and Oak trees) pollinate later and their pollen peaks in May.
Grass pollen season starts in May and lasts through June. The peak time for grass pollen is usually around the end of May
Plantain is an early pollinating weed, which begins to pollinate with the grasses and continues through the fall. Most other weeds, including Ragweed (which is the most prolific weed) begin to pollinate in mid-August, peak in September and continue to pollinate until the first frost.
Avoiding seasonal, outdoor allergens can be difficult because the pollens travel around in the air. Keeping the windows in your house closed during the pollen season and using air conditioners are ways to decrease exposure to pollens when you are indoors.