We’re deep in the throws of summer, and you’ve probably encountered one or more of the worst summer allergy triggers already! If you don’t know what you’re up against, you’ll probably keep putting yourself in sneezy, wheezy situations. Read on to learn where the biggest threats lie and how to successfully avoid them.
Pollen—the classic offender! It comes in many forms: tree pollen, ragweed, grass pollen, and more. If you know that you suffer from hay fever, you’d be wise to start checking your local allergy advisories every day. It will help you choose when you should be spending the most time outside and will help you be prepared if you’re on vacation in a place with all new allergy triggers!
Did you know that mold grows best in warm temperatures? Any areas of your home or work that are prone to moisture may be growing a moldy allergy trap as we speak! We love these tips for preventing summer mold growth.
Bugs thrive in the summer. If you know you or your family is going to be spending a lot of time outside, be sure to arm yourself with the knowledge and first aid supplies necessary to treat a sting.
Summer Food Allergies
While, no, your food allergies don’t change with the season, your eating environment usually does! If you’re someone with food allergies, vacations, eating out, and grilling out at a friend’s house can pose serious threats to your safety. Be sure to keep your anaphylaxis emergency action plan on hand at all times, and to stay vigilant about cross contamination and sneaky ingredients. Don’t let your guard down just because you’re on summer time!
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