Allergy Season Is Here! Are You Ready?

Allergy Season Is Here! Are You Ready?

The St. Louis region's long winter has finally thawed! St. Louis County has seen a steady increase in pollen levels as spring blossoms. Individuals who suffer from asthma and seasonal allergies should prepare to manage their symptoms to minimize discomfort and maximize their quality of life.

Why are my allergies so bad?

St. Louis is one of the top 10 asthma and allergy cities in the U.S., according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. When spring is in full bloom, pollens and allergens are released into the air causing our bodies to react in several ways including the release of histamine into our bloodstreams. Consequent symptoms often include fatigue, headaches, stomach trouble, difficulty sleeping, runny noses, and itchy eyes. Mucus buildup can cause headaches that range from minor and dull to full blown migraines and can also cause sinus infections.

What pollens are high right now?

High levels of tree pollen are being observed in St. Louis for the following types of trees:

  • Oak
  • Ash
  • Mulberry
  • Aspen
  • Cottonwood
  • Poplar
  • Willow

The first three in the list – Oak, Ash and Mulberry – are presently contributing the largest amount of allergy-inducing pollen. Many other species of trees are also in bloom, but do not affect allergy sufferers because their pollen is transferred by bees instead of being released into the air.

Total Access Urgent Care – Affordable Care for Allergies

Quickly and effectively treat allergy symptoms by visiting one of Total Access Urgent Care's five convenient locations. The friendly staff at Total Access Urgent Care is ready to help every day of the year for the cost of a doctor's visit and with the service of a five star hotel. No appointment is needed with door-to-door times less than one hour 85% of the time. Call 314-961-2255 for more information.

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