How Much Do You Know About Seasonal Allergies?

Allison Tsai | May 29th 2013 Oct 10th 2017

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Your symptoms are typically worse in early spring. This is due to grass pollen.
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Early spring allergies are usually due to tree pollen. Source: [(Infographic) Seasonal Allergies](http://www.healthcentral.com/allergy/c/906496/160504/infographic-allergies)

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  1. Your symptoms are typically worse in early spring. This is due to grass pollen.

    Correct Answer: False

    Early spring allergies are usually due to tree pollen. Source: [(Infographic) Seasonal Allergies](http://www.healthcentral.com/allergy/c/906496/160504/infographic-allergies)

  2. Your symptoms worsen in late spring and early summer because of grass pollen.

    Correct Answer: True

    Grass pollen is the biggest allergy culprit during this time. Although there are over 1,000 types of grass in North America, only a few produce pollen that triggers allergies. Source: [(Infographic) Seasonal Allergies](http://www.healthcentral.com/allergy/c/906496/160504/infographic-allergies)

  3. Your symptoms worsen in late summer and early fall due to tree pollen.

    Correct Answer: False

    This season usually sees an uptick in weed pollen which causes allergies. Ragweed pollen is particularly bad this time of year. Source: [(Infographic) Seasonal Allergies](http://www.healthcentral.com/allergy/c/906496/160504/infographic-allergies)

  4. Mold spores are only active during the winter.

    Correct Answer: False

    Mold spores peak in July in warmer states and October in colder states, but is found year-round in the South and on the West Coast. Source: [(Infographic) Seasonal Allergies](http://www.healthcentral.com/allergy/c/906496/160504/infographic-allergies)

  5. All flowers contribute to allergies.

    Correct Answer: False

    Only flowers that rely on wind to carry their pollen affect allergy-sufferers, as they are light enough to be carried to us. Insect-transported pollen is too heavy to become airborne, and therefore doesn’t reach us. Source: [(Infographic) Seasonal Allergies](http://www.healthcentral.com/allergy/c/906496/160504/infographic-allergies)