allergyThe first official day of spring is only days away (March 20), and we are roughly 100 miles away from the allergy capital of the United States – Louisville. As spring approaches and flowers blooms, people are reaching for tissues or opting out of a walk in the park. But, does it have to be this way? The team at Bluegrass Family Allergy doesn’t think so!

Schedule an appointment today with our allergy specialist and find relief!

What Allergies to Look for in March

Tree pollen is extremely common in March, especially if the trees, grass, and pollen make their blooming debuts early. If you’re in an area with many trees, be sure to check the pollen count before venturing outside.

It’s possible that our famous bluegrass will start to release pollen early and affect those allergic to grass. A few symptoms of grass allergies include a runny or stuffy nose, itchy eyes, or a cough. Grass will release pollen into the air that you may not be able to see. If your body is sensitive enough to the pollen, even the slightest amount of pollen can cause reactions.

Dry, windy days can cause an increase your allergies due to the wind carrying pollen farther than normal. Uncut lawns can also contribute to allergies since grass usually releases pollen when it has the chance to grow tall.

How Bluegrass Family Allergy Can Help

It’s not only important to know what you’re allergic to but the severity of the allergy. Dr. Brauer can determine what is causing your itchy eyes and runny nose, and help you create an effective treatment plan. Treatments for allergies include immunotherapy, allergy medication, and allergy tablets.

Make sure to schedule an appointment to get tested. This is the only way you can determine if you are allergic to grass or tree pollen.