SPRING ALLERGIES

10 Allergy Myths That Will Surprise You - Myth 2

By Stephanie Watson @WatsonWriter
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October 12, 2015

2. Only flowers cause allergies.

When allergies strike, brightly colored blooms might seem the main suspects, but they’re rarely to blame. Birds and insects intercept flower pollen, carrying it from plant to plant before it can catch the wind and reach human noses. Most pollen at this time of year actually comes from weeds like ragweed.

 

 

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Updated:  

March 30, 2020

Reviewed By:  

Christopher Nystuen, MD, MBA and Janet O’Dell, RN