Are Summer Allergies a Bother? Video Report

Spring can mean allergies for a lot of people. But summer can bring on allergy symptoms that can be as bad or worse.

The itchy eyes and runny nose might be confused with a cold, but those symptoms can be your body’s reaction to pollens and other allergens in the summer air.

Most trees are done heavily producing pollen by late spring. Weeds and grasses are the primary pollen sources after spring. Grass is a source of early summer pollen. Ragweed is a common late summer and fall allergen. Outdoor molds can trigger allergies from spring through fall.

Common allergy symptoms include:

  • Runny nose and mucus production
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy nose, eyes, ears and mouth
  • Stuffy nose
  • Red and watery eyes
  • Swelling around the eyes
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make life easier with allergies.

Monica-Vasudev

Dr. Monica Vasudev, an allergy and immunology specialist with Aurora Health Care, shares some information about summer allergies in this video report.

If you have allergies, your health care professional can help.

Meet the Author

Monica Vasudev, MD is a board-certified allergist and clinical immunologist at Aurora Sheboygan Clinic in Sheboygan, WI.

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The information presented in this site is intended for general information and educational purposes. It is not intended to replace the advice of your own physician. Contact your physician if you believe you have a health problem.

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