Your symptoms are probably a lot like a typical cold and they get worse around spring and summer when weeds, flowers, and grass are swirling with pollen.
Allergy triggers have two types: seasonal and perennial. Tree pollen is common in early spring, and ragweed pollen is common in the fall – these are all seasonal allergies. Others, such as pest particles, pet dander, and sometimes even mold spores are perennial allergens that persist throughout the year.
The Structure of Pollen
Pollen is a vital lifeline for the botanical world, and by extension, the human world. It can also be a powerful nuisance to many of us with seasonal allergies.
Pollen allergies affect approximately 20% of the US population. So let’s have a look at how we define pollen, why it affects some, and how nasal filters can help you get through this allergy season.
Allergies Are Nothing to Sneeze At
Allergic rhinitis, also known as “hay fever”, develops when the body’s immune system overreacts to an allergen. These typically harmless substances in the surrounding environment trigger the immune system into releasing histamines and other chemical into the bloodstream. Intensity and frequency of hay fever symptoms are varied from person to person, but for those who suffer from seasonal allergies, they understand how miserable and debilitating these symptoms can be.
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