What to Know About Summer Allergies

Aug 13, 2019

When we think of allergies, we often think of seasonal allergies, and for most, this is when they are at their peak. However, many people find themselves suffering from allergies year-round, and for some, their triggers may worsen come summertime.

Though pollen production slows down and can stop around late spring, there are still many allergy triggers out there that can leave you sniffling and sneezing all summer long. If you find yourself fighting allergy symptoms throughout the summer months, here are some things you might want to consider.

Warm Area Increase Mold
As the temperature rises and moisture enters the air, the chance for mold increases around the home. Dust mites peak in the summer months and nest in your beds, fabrics, and carpets. In turn, their residue can be spread throughout your home, leaving you and your family sneezing, wheezing, or constantly wiping runny noses.

Grass and Weed Allergies
Outside, the pollen might be dying down, but there are still plenty of trees, plants, and weeds that can lead to allergy symptoms. All are based on location, but ragweed can be one of the most common. If you notice your symptoms increase when you’re near fresh cut grass, chances are you may have an allergy.

Insect Bites and Stings
The end of summer you might notice an increase in bees and bugs throughout the month. For most a bite or sting might cause mild itching or swelling, but for others, it can be an emergency. Your throat and tongue might swell, you can feel dizzy or nauseated, and some may go into shock. If a severe reaction occurs, you’ll need to seek immediate medical attention.

If you are aware of a severe allergy, be sure to have any medication you need on hand when spending long periods outdoors.

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