Springtime is not just when warmer, more pleasant weather arrives to the Detroit area, as it’s also the time of the year when allergy season begins. Many people enjoy springtime in Michigan that ushers in warm, brilliant sunshine with grass sprouting up, flowers blooming and green leaves budding everywhere. But for those of you with allergies, the arrival of spring may not be so welcomed as you begin feeling the effects of springtime allergies.
Peak allergy season in Michigan typically starts around the first of May. This is when many local trees flower just before growing all their leaves. While it’s easy to spot a budding Magnolia tree as it begins to blossom, other trees are more subtle when it comes to flowering, such as maples and oaks. These flowering trees are often the problem with springtime allergies in our area because they rely on the wind to distribute the pollen while other flowering trees rely on bees and other insects to spread pollen.
Symptoms of Springtime Allergies
There are many symptoms of springtime allergies including:
- Watery, itchy, red & puffy eyes
- Runny, itchy nose
- Nasal congestion
- Coughing, wheezing & shortness of breath
- Facial pain
- Ear and sinus infections
Downriver ENT Can Help You Through Allergy Season
If you’re beginning to feel the effects of springtime allergies, it’s time to see a Detroit ENT specialist! Downriver ENT, P.C. is a leading medical practice offering the highest quality ear, nose and throat care to patients of all ages. We may suggest you have an allergy test in Allen Park or Southfield done so we can determine what exactly is causing your symptoms.
Schedule Your Allergy Evaluation Today
If you are experiencing any symptoms of springtime allergies, request an appointment today by calling our Allen Park office at (313) 381-8787 or our Southfield office at (248) 304-7772 so that we can provide you with an evaluation. We look forward to helping you overcome your symptoms so you can enjoy the pleasant and beautiful spring and summer weather!