Most species of Elm trees start blooming in January or February and release pollen into early April. If you find yourself fighting a mid-winter allergic reaction, elm is a likely culprit. Elm pollen affects allergy sufferers with asthma-like symptoms, itching, sneezing, wheezing, headache, sinus pain, breathing problems, red or tearing eyes, runny nose, itchy eyes and throat, cough, or dark circles under eyes.

Elm tree pollen is most prevalent from February to April.

Elm Allergy Imformation

Elm trees are known for their majestic beauty and their ability to provide shade and shelter to numerous animals. However, during the spring and early summer, these trees can also produce large amounts of pollen that can cause significant discomfort to those who are allergic to it. 

The exact timing of Elm pollen season can vary depending on the location and climate, but in general, elm trees begin to produce pollen in late winter or early spring, usually around February or March. The peak pollen season typically lasts through April and May, with pollen levels gradually declining in June. However, in some areas, elm trees may continue to produce pollen as late as July.

Elm tree pollen is a fine powder that is produced by the male flowers of the elm tree. These flowers are small and inconspicuous, and they typically appear in early spring before the leaves have fully emerged. The pollen is carried by the wind and can travel for long distances, making it a common allergen for people who live in areas with high concentrations of elm trees.

The size and shape of elm tree pollen grains can vary depending on the species of elm tree. In general, elm tree pollen grains are relatively large, with an average size of about 20 microns. This makes them larger than many other types of pollen, such as birch pollen or grass pollen. Elm tree pollen grains are also oval-shaped and have a distinctive pattern of ridges and furrows on their surface.

For people who are allergic to elm tree pollen, exposure to this allergen can cause a range of symptoms, including sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, and congestion. These symptoms are caused by the body's immune system reacting to the presence of the pollen in the air. In some cases, exposure to elm tree pollen can also trigger asthma attacks, particularly in people who already have asthma.

If you think you may be allergic to elm or other tree pollen, we strongly recommend coming in for an allergy test!

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