Summer Allergy Season? It's real!

Allergy-SeniorFemaleFlowers.jpegHere in Georgia, we're deep into the sticky heat of summer. So, why are you still experiencing some of the symptoms associated with spring and fall allergy seasons? Believe it or not, there are seasonal allergies associated with the summertime as well. Let's take a quick look at what causes environmental and seasonal summer allergy symptoms.

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, you should talk with your doctor about the best options for you. If you are located in the Athens/North GA area, Ashford Clinic 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.