New to Texas and just started noticing that your allergies are acting up? Texas is well known for having high levels of pollen and allergens. These allergens occur throughout the whole year which is why it is important to know what you are dealing with, and know what to do if you have an asthma attack or allergic reaction.
We hope you had a very happy New Year and were able to spend it with the friends and family that you care about most. Now is the time that people discuss their new years resolutions and act on them. Isn’t it time for your resolution to be taking care of your health? Fitness is one thing, and we hope you are able to begin, and continue a fitness regimen if possible. But, investing in your allergies and asthma health is also very important. Why live a miserable congested life when you can breath fresh air? If you don’t have to worry about your allergies, then you can focus on you physical health instead.
Seasonal Texas Allergies
Texas has multiple cities ranked in the top ten cities in the US listed among the worst places for allergy sufferers. Lucky, Dallas is not one of them. The worst cities in Texas are McAllen, Texas, and San Antonio Texas. Houston is up there too.
In many locations throughout the United States, allergies seem to disappear in the colder and more frigid months of winter. However, this is not the case for Texas. It is actually quite the contrary where winter is actually the worst season for allergies in Texas. Texas is well known for its beautiful cedar trees and annual cases of cedar fever. In many cases, people think that they are suffering from the flu, when in reality, they are suffering from allergies provoked by cedar trees.
Allergies in Texas in the spring tend to be similar to the rest of the nation. The main cause of these allergens is again trees. Oak trees, to be more specific. This is because these trees have new leaves at this time of year which causes pollen. The changes in air pressure, temperature, and wind patterns also do not help. Other trees to watch out for in the spring include: cottonwood, elm, ash and pecan, all of which are allergen-producing trees.
Texas allergies in the summer usually come from grass including: Bahia, Bermuda, Orchard, Sweet Vernal, and Timothy. These grasses grow on the sides of roads, parking lots, and other areas that are not well maintained or are abandoned.
The major player for fall Texas allergies is Ragweed. This affects many people because of the temperate areas of Texas. These bring on strong reactions because the plants grow more freely at this time of year emitting as many as one billion pollen grains each fall season.
How to deal with Texas Allergies
Allergy season in Texas is all year long. Sometimes it is stronger than others and sometimes you will know even before you watch the news simply as soon as you wake up. Here are a few ways to stay ahead of the your allergies:
- Get rid of your carpet. Sweeping floors is much easier than vacuuming and gets rid of more dust than what can live in your carpet for years.
- Try allergy medications that you can find over-the-counter.
- clear out your sinus and nasal cavities with a warm water solution such as a neti pot.
Not good enough?
Give us a call to schedule your appointment today. We will get you taken care of and ready to focus on your exercise goals for the new year!