BUFFALO, N.Y. ( WKBW ) Are you ready for the sneezing season?
Dr. Raul Vazquez gets Patrick Taney and Ginger Geoffery set to battle allergies.
Here is some information and tips:
Itching in the nose, roof of the mouth, throat, eyes
Stuffy nose (congestion)
Dark circles under the eyes
Depending on where you live, there are gener- ally three pollen seasons. The start and end dates of these seasons, as well as the specific plants, vary based on the climate.
Trees generally pollinate in the spring. Birch, cedar, cottonwood and pine are big allergy triggers.
Grass releases its pollen in the summer. Timo- thy and Johnson, and Rye grasses are examples of allergens in this category.
Weeds cause hay fever in the fall. Ragweed is the biggest offender as it can grow in nearly every environment.
Avoiding your allergy triggers is the best way to reduce symptoms:
Limit outdoor activities during days with high pollen counts.
Keep windows closed (at home or in the car) to keep pollens out.
Take a shower after coming indoors. Otherwise, pollen in your hair may bother you all night.