suffer from seasonal allergies? Depending on where you live, you may be already sneezing, runny nose and rubbing their itchy eyes .
And you can be in for a whopper of a spring.
The first guilty of pollen each year is typically trees. Siprecipitaciones was good last year, resulting in the growth of solid tree, quenormalmente means healthy trees. Combine that with the relatively warm forecasts, consin freezing temperatures more on the horizon and it’s a perfect storm of trees full pollen .
currently in early March, that means that the pollen allergy season spring tieneYa kicked in much of the Midwest and Southeast, says Charles Barnes, Ph.D., laboratory director of allergy and immunology at Children’s Mercy KansasCiudad and member of the American Academy Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
“it seems the Midwest and southeast are yalta principles, but the Northeast and the west end are more or less normal,” says Barnes.
is he says counts appear to be anterior and superior this year pollen counting stations in the middle of the US including Oklahoma City; Austin, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; Lexington, Kentucky; and Dayton, Ohio. Stations in the southeast are also reporting counts earlier this year. Stations in the Northeast, however, seem to be more or less the same as usual.
The pollen season in Springfield, New Jersey acabacomenzó data collection, says Barnes, and the levels are low.
“none of the other stations in the northeast parecenhan started yet, probably because of a storm. the station ColoradoMuelles seems a little early this year. But none of the Californiaestaciones have begun to pick up yet “.
to check pollen counts so far in your area, check out the reports the National Bureau of Allergy .
pollen get more and earlier
the spring allergy season is beginning to Deanos principles, Dr. Clifford Bassett, founder and medical director of allergy Asthma yCuidado New York said Weather.com
“overall in the last 10 years or more, we have vistoun earlier onset of allergy season spring for about two weeks,” Bassett said. “Every year is different. You’re seeing a more largola most spring season and into the fall due to warmer temperatures. “
Bassett also suggested that climate change plays a role.
” [climate change] causes more carbon dioxide in nuestramedio environment, which in turn has a lot of plants to produce more pollen, andthe pollen itself is supercharged and more powerful. “
by of course tree pollen is not the only thing allergy sufferers have to worry. Just when you are starting to get relief from the trees, that’s usually when grasses start to release their pollen.
“grass season usually starts in May and runs through June (at least in St. Louis). Predict that far in advance is difficult, “said Barnes.
Better stock up tissues and antihistamines .