What are Allergies?
A Common Nuisance
Outdoor allergies affect 10-30% of people in the United States. Allergies can be seasonal or year-round depending on your allergens and where you live. Most people don’t know exactly what causes their allergies but you can take an educated guess if you’re suffering from symptoms like nasal drip, sinus congestion, and dry nasal cavities each year at around the same time. If your symptoms arrive in spring, you’re probably allergic to pollinating trees. In summer, it’s probably grasses and weeds. You may experience more severe symptoms being near a freshly mowed lawn. In fall, Ragweed is in bloom and can certainly cause nasal issues in those that have an allergy. Some people suffer from more than one type of allergy or even a combination of indoor and outdoor allergies. If you have year-round allergies, you might be allergic to pet dander, mold, or dust mites. Left untreated, allergy symptoms can worsen.