Enough of the Sneezing Already! When Does Texas Allergy Season End?
It's allergy season in Texas, and I for one can't wait for it to end.
Spring in Texas
Ahhh, spring! My favorite time of the year. The weather goes from chilly/cold to warm/warmer and even hot at times. The grass turns green, the flowers start to bloom and the trees show signs of life, bringing on a reborn energy I find myself wanting and needing after spending several months indoor and in jeans and long sleeve shirts.
Texas Allergy Season
Unfortunately, spring in Texas also brings with it allergy season. As much as I love this time of year, I can't wait for allergy season to be over. Coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, sore throat and a wheezing chest? No thanks. I go through spouts of feeling fine one minute then feeling like I got hit by a pollen truck the next. BAM!!! There's no escape.
So how long does this last? Generally allergy season last about three months - February through May - but there are several conditions to factor into allergy season here in Texas. Hot, dry conditions can prolong the season, and here in Central Texas, it's been nothing but hot and dry.
The best way to deal with allergies is to stay inside as much as possible. Simple avoidance of all the pollen in the air can help but it's impossible to expect somebody to stay inside 24/7. Most allergy symptoms can be helped with over-the-counter medicine. Some people will even see an allergist for treatment.
It's also important to see a doctor if symptoms continue.
Summer Allergies in Texas
It's not smooth sailing all summer long, though. June usually sees a big spike in grass allergies. July is typically an allergy-free month, but "hey fever" can return in August.
Different times of the year bring on different allergies. Hopefully you don't suffer all year long. For me, it's worse in the spring. Nothing a steady diet of coffee and allergy medicine can't handle.
Keep up with the pollen count HERE.