Severe Pollen Allergy Symptoms: What You Need to Know

Plant shedding pollen. Plants like this can cause severe pollen allergy symptoms

During the spring, summer and fall, many people experience minor allergies to pollen being produced by various plants. For some, though, pollen allergies can be much more extreme. Like any other allergen, pollen sensitivity varies from person to person, and what causes a slight runny nose for one person may produce an almost dangerous allergic reaction in another. Here’s what you should know about the severe pollen allergy symptoms you should be on the lookout for if you know you are sensitive to allergens.


  Standard Pollen Allergy Symptoms


Before looking at the more extreme end of the spectrum, let’s take a look at what are considered fairly normal pollen allergy symptoms. The symptoms experienced by most people with minor allergies to high levels of pollen can  include:


  •   Stuffy or runny nose
  •   Occasional sneezing
  •   Itchy nose, eyes or throat
  •   Slight cough


Though these symptoms can certainly be annoying, they usually aren’t bad enough to be dangerous or to seriously impede you from going about your day as you normally would.


  Severe Pollen Allergy Symptoms


Those who are more sensitive to pollen, unfortunately, will experience much more severe symptoms during allergy season. Severe pollen allergy symptoms usually begin with much more severe versions of the more minor symptoms listed above. A slightly stuffy nose, for example, isn’t enough to bother most people. If you nose becomes so stuffed up that you can’t breathe through it, on the other hand, it’s an good indication that you may be experiencing a more severe pollen allergy.


Other signs of a severe pollen allergy include:


  •   Swelling of the eyes
  •   Pain in the center of the face caused by sinus pressure
  •   Severe sore throat from irritation due to coughing and sneezing


Severe allergies can also be compounded if you have asthma, which can also be triggered by pollen in the air.


  Using Air Purifiers to Control Pollen Allergy Symptoms


Though some severe allergic reactions may require medication to control, many allergies can be kept under control through the use of a HEPA air purifier in the home. These air purifiers will capture pollen and greatly reduce your overall exposure to it. Here are a few of our top recommended air purifiers for allergies:


Austin Air Allergy Machine

Field Controls TRIO

Amaircare 3000 HEPA

Airpura R600

   For more options, try checking out out complete list of recommended air purifiers for allergies, which includes units at all price points and with a wide range of different feature options. Have questions about using air purifiers to mitigate severe pollen allergy symptoms? Feel free to contact us directly, and we’ll be happy to guide you through the process of picking out the air purifier that best suits your needs, space and budget.