Are Summer Allergies a Thing?

allergy-18656_640.jpgWhile Spring is almost universally considered to be the peak of Allergy Season, the season actually extends well into the summertime. This means that it's very possible that your runny nose and watery eyes in the middle of June are allergy-related. Let's take a quick look at what exactly triggers these kinds of reactions this time of year...

Summer Allergy Triggers

  • Pollen from Grasses and Weeds including ragweed, sagebrush, tumbleweed, Bermuda grass, Orchard grass, Blue grasses, and more. Ragweed, in particular, can travel hundreds of miles in the wind, making it the most common allergy trigger.
  • Mold and dust mites thrive in moisture and humidity and can both trigger sneezing, wheezing, and runny nose.
  • Smog is particularly bad in the summer, and can make your symptoms worse.

Summer Allergy Symptoms are largely the same as those experienced in the spring, including...

  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Runny Nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Itchy eyes and nose
  • Dark circles around your eyes

If you feel that you are suffering from Summer Allergies, Ashford Clinic in Athens, GA can help! Our painless, in-office Allergy Testing and Allergy Drops treatment can provide effective relief from your seasonal symptoms. Call (706) 248-6860 or Request an Appointment.