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Springtime Allergies in Canada

April 25, 2018

Here’s what you need to know about springtime allergies in Canada:

Your eyes are watery, your nose is itchy and you can’t stop sneezing – welcome to springtime allergy season. While spring ushers in the green leaves and warmer weather, for some people it means a months-long stretch of annoying symptoms. About 20 to 30 per cent of Canadians suffer from some kind of seasonal allergy. Springtime is easily the worst season when it comes to allergies. Which pollens are prevalent differs from province to province but the first seasonal allergy to pop up is tree pollen which could start as early as March. Sometimes, Canadians don’t even know they’re grappling with allergies. Instead, they think they’re dealing with a cold or feeling under the weather. It’s like having a bad cold that’s persistent. You don’t have a fever and aches but you feel congested and sneezy. It interferes with your sleep, concentration and performance, so in many ways it affects your quality of life.

What are the most common allergies in the spring?

Because temperatures vary across the country, allergy season will start at different times depending on how each province is fari