Millions of Americans have hay fever. Symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, red itching eyes, and throat irritation.
Plant pollen in the air is a common cause of this condition. People should learn which plants cause their symptoms and try to avoid them.
If you have an allergy to the pollen of certain plants, see or call your doctor for a prescription for medicine before the plants bloom. Contact your local American Lung Association for pamphlets on hay fever plants, and for gardening tips regarding such plants.
- Breathe California has a list of California plants that cause hay fever, listed by their pollen season: Hay Fever