Its a year round headache…literally. Some only suffer in the spring, others during the hot months of the year, but allergies are all around us…24/7…365 days a year. Were all effected differently, and some feel it much worse during specific times of the year. Because of the weather, allergic reactions can greatly vary from one day to the next. Heres a list of the allergies that are most common, and when the occur:
The earliest allergy producing tree of the year is Maple, and can start causing symptoms in people as early as February.
Flower are actually not the main cause of pollen, but are still the top allergy causes in the early Spring.
Tree pollen fall at their worst between March and June.
Some of the worst allergy producing trees are Oak, Birch, Cottonwood, Maple, Hickory, Sycamore, Walnut, Beech, and Elm.
Non-flowering, plain looking trees cause the greatest allergy symptoms.
In May and June, grass pollen peaks, and many people are allergic to all types of grasses.
Weed season begins in August, and continues through the fall. Pollens from such weeds as English Plantain, Lambs-Quarter, and Cocklebur provoke symptoms.
Ragweed kicks up around Labor Day due to hot and dry weather.
Warm, dry, and breezy days favor the greatest concentration of airborne pollens. The wind transports small, light pollen grains most easily during these conditions since the air is thinnest, and there is no moisture falling to help cleanse the air.
Dust is an allergen that affects most people all year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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