Allergen Calendar

The following allergens are currently in season.

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Dust Mites

January - December
There’s no escaping dust mites – they’re a year-round problem all over the U.S. and the state of Texas. You’ll find them lurking in every corner of your house, behind the curtains, in your carpet, on your pets, and in your bed. Dust mite allergens are a common trigger of asthma symptoms and a major irritant for Texas allergy sufferers. Dust mites thrive in warm, humid environments such as bedding, upholstered furniture, and carpeting.
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Mold Spores

January - December
Molds are another year-round problem affecting Texas allergy sufferers. Mold spores float in the air, much like pollen, increasing as temperatures rise in the spring. Symptoms of a reaction to mold allergies include sneezing, itching, congestion, runny nose and dry, scaling skin. Mold spores may enter the nose and cause hay fever symptoms, or trigger asthma if they reach the lungs. Indoor molds and mildew need dampness, and thrive in basements, bathrooms or anywhere with a leaky water source.
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Mountain Cedar

December - Mid-February
Mountain cedar (or Ashe juniper) is one of the most potent allergens found in Texas. Pollen from mountain cedar is responsible for the mid-winter phenomenon known as cedar fever in central Texas. Pollen is released during December and January and can be carried by prevailing winds all over Texas and beyond. Symptoms include runny nose, a sore throat, and incessant sneezing.

Here's when allergies are affecting us throughout the year.

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