Newswise — Seasonal allergies follow the growth cycle of plants. Beginning in early March, the common allergies come from tree pollen, and by late April or early May, grass begins to pollinate. These allergies last until July and then the next round begins with ragweed and other weeds start in August.

Allergy symptoms are often seen through your eyes, nose, and throat. Dr Beth Corn, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, is available to speak about seasonal allergies and can discuss the list of the typical signs she sees in allergy patients: sneezing, itchy watery eyes, runny nose, headache, itchy skin, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, and wheezing.

Dr Corn is director of the Allergy/Asthma Clinic and a member of the asthma program, a multidisciplinary team approach in asthma management. She is also the Course Leader for an Introduction to Clinical Immunology for first and second year medical students. Her clinical research has included clinical trials in both asthma and allergic rhinitis.

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