United States: When pollinating plants get released, you will notice symptoms as early as April among Al and other plant-sensitive people. Among allergy sufferers, symptoms can include a runny nose, itchy throat, and watery eyes.

Experts confirm the point that early-onset allergies have risen impressively as pollen has become abundant because of the mild winters that have been experienced in recent years.

Southern States undergo more pollen boom

A mapping study from Pollen.com on Mar 12 indicated some southern states are undergoing “pollen bombing” with pollen counts of 9.7 to 12 at their apex. These states included include Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida.

The company set up machines across the country and let IGQVIA, an information technology health company based in North Carolina, collect data directly concerning how much pollen a person is likely to be inhaled within the next three days.

Data collected, based on a 0 to 12 pollen count, found that 22 percent of the country is in “medium” status — indicating that we are going to have a 7.3 to 9.6 pollen count this week.

People from East Coast and Midwest sides have similarly reported an increase in allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, and difficulty in breathing. In the middle of the scale, New Yorkers expect to have pollen counts increasing to this week’s level.

A resident in Chesterfield, Virginia stated, “Usually, I’ll have some allergies, and it usually doesn’t affect me until mid-April,” and, “But it started affecting me last week,” as nypost.com reported.

CDC reports about seasonal allergy

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The CDC report has it that in 2021 the number of US adults with seasonal allergies, eczema, and food allergies was a bit over one-third, and one-quarter of the US children, respectively.

According to the Mayo Clinic, “Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance — such as pollen, bee venom or pet dander — or a food that doesn’t cause a reaction in most people,” as nypost.com reported.

Dr. Tiffany Owens, an allergist at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center stated, “For patients, it’s kind of a surprise in that they aren’t maybe expecting it this early. They might not be prepared with their medications or with avoidance measures, so they start to feel unwell.”

One of the 2023 facts published by the Climate Central nonprofit organization is that thanks to the 15 days that on average grew over the 200 cities between 1970 and 2021 allergy season is now prolonged.

Reasons for Spring Allergy – Experts

Climate Central added, “Earlier spring and longer periods of freeze-free days mean that plants have more time to flower and release allergy-inducing pollen,” to nypost.com.

Scientists suggest that higher levels of pouring carbon dioxide might be the reason for the major pollen release, as reported by PBS.

Further, PBS added that Climate Central’s map explains “how carbon dioxide emissions from human activity are affecting pollen production.”

Although allergic individuals may be annoyed because of the severe amount of pollen, Dr Andy Nish, a clinical immunologist, at Northeast Georgia Physicians Group, has shared with NewsMax information on how to deal with hay fever season.

Among his points: people should keep their windows in the car and home locked up, not go out in the middle of the day which is the time when pollen levels are usually high, take their allergy medicine, and wear a mask.


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