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Seasonal allergies: what they are and how to recognize them


Seasonal allergies can lead to symptoms of various kinds and of different degrees. Let’s find out what they are and when they occur.

Seasonal allergies are allergic forms that occur (as the name suggests) during the various seasons and which, depending on the time of year or the cause for which they occur, can give different types of symptoms. In general, those who suffer from it find themselves having to deal with different problems that can be respiratory or with reactions such as hives, swelling, etc … So let’s find out what exactly are the seasonal allergies that we hear about a lot but that not everyone knows .

What are seasonal allergies?

Often a seasonal allergy is understood to be the one that commonly occurs in spring and that leads to sneezing when you are in the middle of nature. The argument, however, is far more complex than that. First, allergies can occur in all seasons and it is good to remember that there are several. Among these, the most common are:


Spring allergy: occurs in the flowering season of plants and is often linked to pollen.

Summer allergy: a reaction to grasses can occur this season. Also there are people who are allergic to insect bites and those who are allergic to jellyfish.

Autumn allergy: even if few people know, there are also allergies in autumn. In this period we suffer most from pollen but also from mites (present in the air) and from the formation of molds or spores.

Symptoms of seasonal allergies

There are generally no unique symptoms for various allergies. And even when it comes to the same cause (such as pollen) the reactions can vary from person to person, appearing both mild and severe. If you want to give an overview, the most common symptoms are:

– Stuffed nose
– Burning in the eyes
– Cough
– Sneezing
– Urticaria (not to be confused with cold urticaria )
– A runny nose
– Tearing
– Eye bags
– Rhinitis
– Poor sense of smell and taste

As for insect or jellyfish bites , the reactions can go as far as anaphylactic shock. For this reason, allergy sufferers must always pay attention and have a referral allergist doctor.

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