Oak trees release their pollen in late winter and spring, blanketing our homes, vehicles, pets, and everything else in their path with a coating of yellow, dust-like particles and causing very serious reactions among allergy sufferers. People who are allergic to oak pollen may experience symptoms that include sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, itchy nose and throat, dark circles under the eyes, coughing, postnasal drip, and swollen, watery and itchy eyes.
Oak is a mainstay in my home state of Texas. We have streets, cities, and even beer named after oak trees. They’re part of what make this state so green and beautiful, but they also make it miserable for a great deal people during the spring. Oak and tree allergies in general aren't limited to Texas, though. People all across the Unites States suffer from tree allergies. Our allergy clinics in Colorado, as well as our allergy clinics in Florida, all have patients who suffer from tree pollen allergies. Let's take a deeper look into oak and general tree allergies and how to manage them.