Allergy Trends for 2019

Written By Temple Allergy and Wellness on January 11, 2019

Allergies are common for some people and less common for others. Of course, you can go years without suffering from any allergies and seemingly be allergic to a new thing overnight. 

Allergies are something you should always be alert for, because they can range from mildly annoying to deadly, depending on the allergen and the individual’s reaction. 

Changes In Allergy Seasons and Other Allergen Trends

When you think of trends, your mind might go right to fashion or hairstyles, but when it comes to trends in health sectors, it's more about the changes that are happening around us as a society as well as advances in healthcare. Some of these changes include increased allergies, longer lasting allergy seasons, and even more allergens in the air.

There are a couple key points you'll want to watch out for when allergy seasons 2019 rolls around.

1. Longer Allergy Seasons

Studies have shown that allergy seasons are lasting longer. This is being blamed on climate changes. It makes perfect sense since warmer or colder weather can bring on different allergens. Living in Texas with a cedar allergy, you've probably found that cedar fever is kicking in sooner and lasting longer. 

2. Increased Food Allergies

While studies aren't yet able to back it up, doctors are saying that food allergies have been rising significantly over the years. These allergies are expected to continue to rise. The key for science and doctors is to find what is causing these allergies.

Understanding Allergy “Seasons”

Allergy season is never really over, especially for people with food allergies. With increasing lengths of allergy seasons, more people than ever may be suffering from allergies throughout the entire year.

According to Flonase, these are the typical allergy seasons:

  • Summer – Summer is typically the time when hay fever kicks in. People with grass allergies will have their worst allergy issues during this season.
  • Fall – Ragweed and other weeds are generally the culprits for allergies in the autumn.
  • Spring – Pollen from trees affects many people during the spring. As new plants and flowers begin to grow and bloom, allergens increase.

However, there are winter allergens too. Texans can attest to this with the cedar allergy season falling in the winter months.

Fighting Back Against Allergies

Dr. Kathy Smith has over 10 years of experience working in nursing, with numerous degrees. She specializes in allergies and will help you beat the allergen trends for 2019. 

Before the sneezing starts, make an appointment at Temple Allergy and Wellness by calling (254) 778-6475.

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