May 05

Dallas, Texas, Allergy Season Named Among the Worst in the Country, According to Annual Allergy Capitals Report

The annual Allergy Capitals Report has recently named Dallas, Texas as the second worst city in the country for allergy sufferers. The report looked at a variety of factors, including pollen count, over-the-counter medication usage, and the accessibility of allergists and immunologists to determine which areas are most affected by allergy season each year. In Dallas, high levels of pollen and other allergens make it especially difficult for those with allergies or asthma to enjoy the beautiful weather that the city offers year-round.

In this article, air quality experts from Camfil discuss the findings of the Allergy Capitals Report, explain the causes of Dallas’s severe allergy season, and explore solutions and remedies for seasonal allergies in the region.

What Are the Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies?

Seasonal allergies, which are also commonly called hay fever, or by their official medical diagnosis “seasonal allergic rhinitis,” are caused by a reaction to airborne allergens, such as pollen and mold. Because plants only release pollen at specific times of the year (though the exact window varies by region and type of plant), seasonal allergies occur during specific seasons.

Symptoms of seasonal allergies can include:

  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy nose
  • Runny nose
  • Red, itchy, or watery eyes
  • Itchy ears, nose, and mouth
  • Throat pain and irritation
  • Fatigue or excessive tiredness

For some people with seasonal allergies, the symptoms only cause mild inconvenience and discomfort, but for...

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