Spring is in full swing, and unfortunately, so is allergy season, thanks to the bounty of budding trees and blooming bushes.
If you think you’re immune to the sneezing and itching that go hand-in-hand with seasonal allergies, think again, says Neeta Ogden, M.D., an allergist and spokesperson for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). “With warmer climates and longer seasons, seasonal allergies, like pollen allergy, are occurring in adults who never experienced them before. So don’t be surprised if they strike you for the first time,” Ogden says.
And while seasonal allergy triggers may be top of mind this time of year, they aren’t the only ones that lead to suffering. Common, everyday items can cause allergies to flare — take, for example, pet dander and dust mites.
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