If you are among the thousands of Canadians who suffer from hay fever (seasonal allergies or seasonal rhinitis) caused by pollen, it is important for you to know the following. There are 3 seasonal allergy periods throughout the year, caused by different types of pollen (tree pollen, grass pollen and weed pollen), causing a variety of common allergy symptoms such as: nasal discharge, nasal congestion, sneezing, itching or tingling in the throat or in the nose as well as red, watery or itchy eyes (conjunctivitis-like symptoms).
Let’s go into more details in this article.
In Canada, there are usually three pollen allergy periods:
To determine exactly which pollens are causing your allergies, you will need to go for an allergy test. Once you know the results, you’ll be able to take the following preventive measures at exactly the right time.
Common symptoms of seasonal allergies include:
Be aware that smoke (tobacco, cannabis, and vaping) makes allergy symptoms worse and even cause the aggravation of asthma (increased asthmatic reactions). You should also know that you are higher risk of sinusitis and infections in the ears or lungs if you have hay fever or asthma.
If you have questions about how to treat seasonal allergies or allergy prevention, your pharmacist can help. Go ahead and ask them!
Be aware that smoke (tobacco, cannabis, and vaping) makes allergy symptoms worse.If you have questions about how to treat seasonal allergies, your pharmacist can help. Go ahead and ask them!
The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide complete information on the subject matter or to replace the advice of a health professional. This information does not constitute medical consultation, diagnosis or opinion and should not be interpreted as such. Please consult your health care provider if you have any questions about your health, medications or treatment.