Dr Oz: Allergy Season Survival Guide
It’s that time of year again. You have coughing, wheezing, sneezing and suffer from itchy watery eyes. Say hello to seasonal allergies. Experts predict that this year will be the worst allergy season ever. Thanks to a wet summer and a mild winter, plants are blooming early and pollen counts are sky rocketing. On today’s show, Dr Oz is joined by Allergist, Dr. Clifford Basset to give you the 2 main types of allergies and how you can alleviate the irritating symptoms. You should also checkout this Anti-Allergy Plan that Dr Oz spoke about on a previous show.
Dr Oz: Tree Pollen Allergies
Tree pollen allergies come from maple, birch and oak trees.
It’s also found in flowers. You can be allergic to a different variety of flowers, but did you know one of the biggest culprits is the sunflower, which contains million of pollen grains? The good news is that some sunflowers are pollen free.
Dr Oz: Pollen Allergy Symptoms
You may have symptoms of pollen allergies include itchy eyes, stuffy nose and excessive rapid fire sneezing. (This is that type of sneezing that the guy sitting next to me in closed quarters always seems to have—you know, sneezing five or six times in succession.) Itchy eyes can sometimes be red and watery.
Dr Oz: Mold Allergies
Even though you can’t smell or taste it, mold allergies are at an all time high. One out of every ten people are allergic to mold spores. Mold accumulates after rain storms when mold counts are higher.
Dr Oz: Mold Allergy Symptoms
Symptoms of mold allergies may include a persistent nasal congestion, a postnasal drip and excessive coughing, which can worsen in the evening.