Many people suffer from seasonal allergies. From the watery eyes and itchy throat, to the sneezing, coughing, nasal congestion, sinus pressure, and that dreaded mental fog, no one wants to add on to their suffering when it comes to spring and summer allergies. One way you can prevent setting off your allergies is to limit your exposure to pollen.
Whether you are renovating your landscaping this year or planning an outdoor event, it will help you to learn which plants and trees are most likely to trigger seasonal allergies so that you can avoid them as much as possible. After all, a tree in your proximity exposes you to 10 times the amount of pollen as the tree down the street.
Here in Indiana, there are several species of trees that will worsen your seasonal allergies. Continue reading to learn some of the most common, and what to do if you have one that you want removed on your property.
Deciduous trees produce very fine and powder-like pollen, and some species produce more tree pollen than others. These are the particular tree species you want to avoid if you suffer from allergies. Winds can carry tree pollen for miles and miles, and even just a little inhalation can set off or exacerbate allergic reactions. You may assume that the trees with big, colorful flowers are the ones that will get you, when in fact, these species tend to have stickier pollen that does not travel as well as other tree pollen.
According to WebMD.com, here are the list of trees found in Indiana that will trigger seasonal allergies and potentially worsen existing symptoms:
? Ash (Fraxinus Genus)
? Aspen (Populus Genus)
? Beech (Fagus Genus)
? Birch (Betula Genus)
? Box Elder (Acer Genus)
? Cedar (Thuja Genus)|
? Cottonwood (Populus Genus)
? Elm (Ulmus Genus)
? Hickory (Carya Genus)
? Mulberry (Morus Genus)
? Oak (Quercus Genus)
? Pecan (Carya Genus)
? Willow (Salix Genus)
Helpful Allergy Reminders:
✔ Pollen counts are usually higher on dry, warm, windy days.
✔ Get tested for allergies to see what causes your reactions.
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