Elm trees are found in East, South, and Central Texas and are known to be near wet areas. These trees typically pollinate in Texas between February and the end of March. Elm tree pollen symptoms tend to include runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, wheezing, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing and itchy patches of skin.

While these trees are charming to the eye and provide picturesque backdrops for photography, the pollen they produce causes many Americans to feel miserable and uncomfortable due to elm tree allergies. You may also experience oral allergy syndrome (OAS) if you have elm tree allergies.

This can occur when your immune system confuses the food’s proteins with elm pollen proteins. To prevent an itchy or tingly mouth, you should avoid the following foods:

  • Melons
  • Mint
  • Milk
  • Peaches

Although suffering from allergies is uncomfortable, it’s manageable. You can do many home remedies to relieve your symptoms, such as limiting your outdoor hours or checking the elm pollen count during the day. However, it’s hard to avoid pollen, and making a drastic lifestyle change may not be practical. Thus, seeing an allergist is the best way to treat your elm tree allergy.

With our resourceful and passionate team at Allergy & ENT Associates, we can help pinpoint the source of your allergies. It’s important to know what triggers your allergies to minimize your exposure and treat your symptoms appropriately. We will need to discuss your symptoms and perform allergy testing, a blood test, or a nasal swab to treat your allergies. Through this testing, we can provide the best treatment customized to your needs.

Don’t suffer through allergy season; get your treatment today. For a long-term solution, choose Allergy & ENT Associates. We offer personalized care for each patient to treat allergies at the source. If you would like more information about our treatments in Houston, Texas, or to schedule an appointment, please call our central appointment desk at (713) 697-4687. We have 18 locations to choose from, including offices in Pearland, Montgomery, and the Woodlands. Find the one closest to you today!