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What Causes Spring Allergies

Monday, May 9th, 2011


Nearly 25% of the population is affected by allergies and as the temperatures begin to rise so do spring allergy complaints.  Itchy, watery, swollen, and red eyes are the typical signs and symptoms from those who suffer.  The two most common causes of outdoor spring allergies are:

1.  Tree Pollen

The worst tree pollen is very light and can travel long distances, not the heavy yellow variety of pine trees.  Some of the common offenders are Maple, Oak, Elm, and Cedar.

2.  Mold

Collects on the surface of grass and leftover fall leaves.

Interested in spring allergy relief?  Schedule an appointment with an optometrist at Gray Family Vision today.

By Dr. Cook, O.D.