10 Worst Plants for Your Allergies
When pollen is your worst enemy
Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, doesn’t have anything to do with a fever, or hay for that matter.
Instead, the watery eyes and stuffy nose are most often due to pollen from the beautiful plants and trees gracing your yard or neighborhood. (The condition was so named because it was discovered during haying season, when its symptoms were most present.)
Warren V. Filley, MD, a spokesperson for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, gave us the lowdown on some of the most common allergy-causing plants and trees, and how to spot them.