Pollen allergy symptoms: What to look for

Pollen allergy symptoms: What to look for

Learn how to identify symptoms and find relief for pollen allergies

Sarah F. Berkowitz

flowering grass pollen

A surefire sign of spring, blooming grasses and trees can spell doom for people suffering from pollen allergies. (Photo: Rebecca Krebs/flickr)

Roughly 40 million Americans suffer from pollen allergies, also known as hay fever, allergic rhinitis or seasonal allergies. But whatever term you use, pollen allergy symptoms in adults can range from annoying to life-threatening. The aggressors in this case are nearly invisible, egg-shaped cells that originate in flowering plants and are carried through the environment by insects or wind currents. Read more.