The Most Common Spring Allergies in Arizona

The Most Common Spring Allergies in Arizona

Nearly 20 million American adults and 6 million children have seasonal allergies. Also called allergic rhinitis, these allergies trigger symptoms from itchy, watery eyes to nonstop sneezing, and fatigue during transitional seasons like spring and fall.

Warmer weather and blooming flowers mark the end of winter and the start of spring allergy season in many parts of the country — and Arizona is no exception. Despite our desert climate, Arizona does have spring allergens and Arizonans can still suffer from bothersome spring allergies.

At Allergy & Environmental Treatment Center, LLC, in Scottsdale, our team specializes in diagnosing and treating seasonal allergies. If you’ve noticed symptoms this spring and suspect an allergy, now’s the time to learn more about the most common spring allergies in Arizona.

Does Arizona have seasonal allergens?

Yes. Scottsdale and Phoenix are desert cities, and it’s easy to assume that seasonal allergies don’t exist in dry desert climates. But contrary to popular belief, Arizona isn’t free from pollen and other spring allergens.

In fact, people who suffer from seasonal allergies typically experience allergy symptoms in Arizona just as they would anywhere else in the country. Arizona has a year-round growing season, and the growing cycle means that pollen production increases in March and April.

Trees, grasses, and weeds produce pollen as the weather gets warmer. In other climates, rainy springs help keep allergens out of the air. But in Arizona, our dry and breezy climate means allergens catch the wind and can travel quite far.

Common allergens in Arizona

Some of the most common plants that trigger spring allergies in Arizona are:

These plants produce and release pollen into the air. If you have seasonal allergies, they can cause bothersome symptoms throughout the spring months.

Managing your spring allergies

Seasonal allergy symptoms can range from mild sniffles to significant discomfort. Depending on your sensitivity to spring allergens, you may notice:

Seasonal allergy symptoms that can affect your eyes include:

If any of these symptoms sounds familiar, schedule an allergy testing with our team at Allergy & Environmental Treatment Center, LLC. We evaluate common allergens to determine which triggers you’re sensitive to and then develop a treatment plan to keep your symptoms at bay.

The best way to reduce seasonal allergies is to minimize contact with allergens. Consider keeping the windows of your home closed and minimizing time spent outdoors during peak allergy season.

We understand that completely avoiding pollen and other irritants isn’t possible, so we often recommend methods to help find relief. 

Stop sniffling this spring, and enjoy a season with fewer allergy symptoms. Call our office at 480-634-2985 or request your first appointment online now.

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