Summer activities should be enjoyed outside, reaping the benefits of the warm months. However, the Arizona heat combined with heightened allergies make for an undesirable recipe. Grass and weed allergies are at their peak during the summer months. They produce allergenic pollens that trigger some of the most aggravating allergy symptoms. In the United States, grass pollination lasts from April through September, and weed pollinate from July to November.
At The Allergy and Environmental Treatment Center, LLC, our team prepares for allergy seasons months before they start. We prepare informational pieces and management strategies for patients, reminding them to see Dr. Liszewski to evaluate their allergies. The summer season is upon us, and if you have yet to see an Arizona allergist, we recommend you trust the allergy professionals at The Allergy and Environmental Treatment Center, LLC. We provide immunizations, allergy shots, and management strategies for all your allergy concerns.
Annual plants heighten seasonal allergies, and this season chenopodium plants spread pollen and heighten allergy symptoms. These plants are found in open areas including roadsides and dry sandy areas, which can be found all over Arizona. Often referred to as chenopods, the pollen production from these plants can be abundant, causing severe allergic reactions when contact is made.
Pollens circulate by wind transportation and can cause hay fever. Symptoms may include runny, stuffy nose, sneezing, itchy throat, and eye irritation. The Oak-Leaf Goosefoot (chenopodium glaucum) is notorious for flowering and pollen shed, raising pollen counts significantly during the summer months.
Other common grass and weeds that are prevalent during the summertime are:
Grasses. Timothy, sweet vernal, orchard, Kentucky bluegrass, and Bermuda.
Weeds. English plantain, Russian thistle, firebush, lamb’s quarters (goosefoot, sagebrush, redroot, pigweed, dock, and mugwort.
If your allergy symptoms are heightened this month, it is time to schedule an appointment at The Allergy and Environmental Treatment Center, LLC. Lack of sleep from unrelenting allergy symptoms can weaken your immune system and your resistance. Talk to Dr. Liszewski about safe and effective strategies to reduce your symptoms.
Providing the most comprehensive testing, diagnosis, and treatment of allergy diseases, The Allergy & Environmental Treatment Center, LLC is the leading allergy clinic in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. If you suffer from environmental, food, or chemical allergies, don’t wait any longer and call us now at (480) 634-2985!
The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.
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