So, you’ve got the sneezy, wheezy sniffles, and your eyes are on fire. But, what are you reacting to? Here are the common culprits in Nova Scotia:
Trees – April/May/June
Grasses – May/June/July
Ragweed – August/September
Did you know that some foods cross-react with ragweed, making symptoms worse? These foods are melons, bananas, chamomile tea, sunflower seeds, zucchini and cucumbers. Symptoms can be more profound when eating foods during the season compared to eating them at other times of the year.
And, remember, the best time to start treating allergies is before your symptoms start! We typically like to start seeing people in early Spring to get ahead of the grass and ragweed season, which tends to be most bothersome.