Are you ready for warm spring days? They’ll be here soon… and so will spring allergies! With a personalized treatment plan, you can prepare for spring confidently. Discover four common spring allergies and how to manage them: 

1. Spring Allergies: Tree Pollen

As leaves begin bursting out of their buds, tree pollen will be pushed into the air. This pollen may take flight in late winter or early spring, and it can last through early June! There are many culprits of tree pollen in Owensboro, Kentucky, including:

  • Birch
  • Cedar
  • Elm
  • Juniper
  • Maple
  • Mulberry
  • Olive
  • Pine
  • Poplar
  • Sweetgum
  • Willow

If you suspect a tree pollen allergy but are unsure which tree is causing your symptoms, let us perform an allergy test for you.

Make an appointment with your Owensboro allergist today: 270-228-2811

2. Spring Allergies: Dust Mites

Unfortunately, dust mites are year-round pests that cause allergy symptoms to flare. However, you may notice a heightened allergic response to dust mites due to spring cleaning! When completing your deep clean, dust mites get stirred into the air and cause your immune system to respond negatively. Although it’s impossible to eliminate dust mites altogether, there are ways you can decrease their presence:

  • Ditch your carpet and lay hard flooring instead.
  • Run a dehumidifier in high-humidity rooms (bathroom or basement).
  • Use dust mite covers on your bedding.
  • Vacuum with a HEPA vacuum to capture the dust mites.

3. Spring Allergies: Grass & Weed Pollen

Like tree pollen, grass and weed pollen blossom in early spring. On windy days, pollen can be blown for hundreds of miles! Alternatively, on rainy days, the pollen is washed out of the air and allergy sufferers get a small break from their frustrating allergy symptoms. Since you can’t get away from grass and weed pollen, we encourage you to talk to us about allergy shots.

4. Spring Allergies: Mold Spores

Mold spores lie dormant during winter, as the weather is not warm enough for them to flourish. Unfortunately, spring creates the perfect environment for mold spores to grow with warm temperatures and humidity. To combat mold spores from taking flight in your home, we recommend fixing leaks right away and using a dehumidifier in humid rooms. Do not ignore signs of mold growth, as mold will continue to grow until it is addressed.

Get ahead of your spring allergies TODAY by making an appointment with Dr. Brauer: 270-228-2811