For those of you who have pollen allergies, these past few months were likely a sweet relief due to the cold temperatures prohibiting nature from producing pollen! Before spring arrives, we can help you begin treatment to ensure your pollen allergies don’t get the best of you or your health! Discover what to expect for Kentucky pollen in 2022:

Spring: Approximately February – April

Trees are the main culprit of pollen allergies in the early spring months. Once temperatures stay above 50 degrees for a few days, trees signal pollination. They will release the pollen into the air and the wind can carry it near and far. Fortunately, they don’t all bloom at once, but these are the main culprits your allergies could be responding to:

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

Summer: Approximately May – June

Before trees are finished pollinating, grass will start releasing its pollen! Because of the seasonal overlap, it’s important to find out if you’re allergic to certain trees or grasses. (An allergy test can determine this for you.) In Kentucky, many people react to pollens released from the following grasses:

  • Bermuda
  • Kentucky Bluegrass
  • Orchard
  • Redtop
  • Timothy grasses

Fall: Approximately July – October

Although temperatures begin to drop mid-late fall, weed pollen begins to take flight! Weed pollen can send your allergies into a frenzy. Fortunately, there are treatments that can combat your symptoms. Consider the following weeds that may be causing your immune system to overreact:

  • Dock
  • Pigweed
  • Plantain

Winter: Approximately November – January

Good news! Pollen doesn’t thrive in cold temperatures, so you won’t see pollen floating in the air or landing on your vehicles. However, the main allergy culprits in the winter months (and all yearlong) are mold spores, pet dander, and dust mites.

Dr. Brauer can help you eliminate your pollen allergy!

Via immunotherapy, you can eliminate your pollen allergy altogether, so you don’t have to monitor pollen levels or stay inside most of the year. This year is the perfect time to take control of your life. Make an appointment today: 270-228-2811