The wet winter has been very welcome in helping the land recover from years of drought, but this also means the plants are thriving. Increased plant growth means increased pollen counts. As soon as the rain stops, the plants get to work releasing pollen into the air. For those with seasonal allergies, this allergy season has started earlier than expected. We can expect a long and severe allergy season this spring.
You may have already started to notice typical seasonal allergy symptoms of sneezing, coughing, and itchy noses and eyes. Common allergy triggers come from farms, trees, and natural grassland for a cumulative effect.