Dr Oz: Allergy Season
With a short winter and spring already in full bloom, Allergy Season seems to be getting an early start this year. If you are a sufferer, you dread the return of watery eyes, sneezing, and all the other unpleasant symptoms that plague you every year.
You may want to stock up on tissues this year at your bulk warehouse. Given the recent weather, and the mild winter we had, plants are blooming ahead of schedule and pollen counts are on the rise.
Allergist Dr. Clifford Basset joined Dr. Oz to get to the bottom of the two most common types of allergies, and what you can do to get relief from your symptoms.
Dr. Oz: Tree Pollen Allergy Causes
Popular trees, such as the Oak, Maple, and Birch Trees, may look nice, but they’re responsible for your pollen symptoms. You can also blame certain types of flowers.
One of the most common culprits in the flower world is the Sunflower, which can contain millions of pollen grains, just waiting to irritate your sinuses. However, not all Sunflowers are to blame, because some don’t have any pollen.
Dr Oz: Pollen Allergies & Symptoms
You can determine if you have pollen allergies because they trigger your stuffed nose, sneezing fits, and itchy eyes. If your eyes are red and watery, that’s a telltale sign that you’re battling pollen allergies.
Dr Oz: Mold Allergy Causes
There could be another invisible cause of your allergies that you can’t smell or taste. Mold Allergies are at record highs, according to Dr. Clifford Basset. These allergies affect 10% of the population, and are particularly bad after rainstorms because there is more mold in the atmosphere.
Doctor Oz: Mold Allergies & Symptoms
You might find that Mold Allergy Symptoms include the dreaded Postnasal Drip, ongoing Nasal Congestion, and a cough. Plus, you will notice that your symptoms are worse in the evening. This early Spring is a double edged sword, because you want to be outside enjoying the nice weather, but doing just that can aggravate your allergies.
Do you have Pollen Allergies? What about Mold Allergies? Or do you suffer from both? That is the worst case scenario.