Spring is a beautiful season. Unfortunately, with the warmer weather and flowers blooming come seasonal allergies. Approximately 36 million Americans suffer from this condition. The most common trigger of seasonal allergies is pollen. Pollen is a small powder produced by trees and grasses.
Once produced, this substance is carried by the wind and enters the body through the nose and mouth. In some patients, pollen is perceived by the body's immune system as foreign, causing the immune system to react in an inappropriate fashion. The result is allergies.