Most Common Florida Allergies
Spring is here, and allergy season is upon us. The allergy season starts earlier in Florida than other places, with some people seeing symptoms as early as February. By March, we start seeing a prevalence of spring allergies.
There are a lot of different things that can be classified as spring allergies, and it is important to allow your doctor to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment of your allergy may depend on what allergen causes your symptoms. Here are some of the most common Florida allergies.
Flower pollen spreads in the air as a fine dust, fertilizing other like-flowers. Flower pollen is an important part of the cycle of the earth; but for many people, it can cause itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, and other allergy symptoms.
Tree pollen works in much the same way as flower pollen. However, tree pollen can affect you even if you have avoided contact with the tree itself. Certain fruits grown near trees take on some of their pollen. For example, an apple tree planted next to an oak may produce apples tainted with tree pollen.
Mold allergies are very common in Florida. Mold thrives in dark, warm, wet places, and most of Florida definitely qualifies. When moisture builds up in the air and soil and temperatures are warm, it creates a perfect bed for mold to grow. Mold allergies are worse in the spring and fall.
If you have noticed symptoms of an allergy this spring, contact us today to learn more about allergies and to schedule your appointment for allergy testing.