The color yellow often represents happiness, clarity, optimism and freshness. It is frequently chosen to cheer up a room or piece of art. However, if you are among the many Americans that suffer from seasonal allergies, you may associate the color yellow with pollen. In fact, the allergy symptoms related to yellow pollen may be enough to make you resent this supposedly “cheerful” color! Unfortunately, this year’s pollen season is not one to be taken lightly. The New York Times exposes the heavy threat of pollen allergies this year in a recent article titled, “Extreme Pollen Blankets North Carolina in a Sneeze-Inducing Yellow Haze.”
Pollen Is On The Rise
If your allergies seem to be on the increase this spring, it’s not because you’re becoming less tolerant to it. Your heightened allergy symptoms could be due to the rise in pollen levels and the more extended allergy season. A study published in Lancet Planetary Health revealed an increase in pollen levels, which is believed to be due to climate change. With the increased average temperatures, the duration and intensity of pollen levels have increased over the past two decades.
Extreme Pollen Leads To Extreme Allergic Reactions
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America states that more than 50 million Americans experience various types of allergies each year. In addition, large portions of the allergies suffered are present during the spring season. The high level of allergens triggers your immune system to go into overdrive as it tries to fight them off. Your body releases histamines that trigger your extreme allergic reactions such as itchy and watery eyes, a runny nose, breathing problems or even bad skin reactions.
Relief For Breathing Problems
If you’re suffering this spring, you may be wondering if you simply have a common cold or if you are experiencing pollen allergies. For any sinus related symptoms, you can turn to Dr. Levitin, MD, FACS at New York Sinusitis Treatment. We understand the disruption that pollen allergies can be to your comfort and your everyday life this spring. Schedule your appointment with New York Sinusitis Treatment and let us help you breathe more freely.