Allergies are never fun to have. Having allergies and not knowing what you are allergic to is even worse. Many people know that around a certain time of the year, their eyes itch, their nose runs, and they are just miserable. There is a way to find out what you are allergic to. After this test, you will be able to not only deal with your allergies, but find relief.

Things You Will Need

1.) Allergies (why take the test if you don't have any?)
2.) An appointment

Step 1

There are specialty allergy clinics that are designed to test what you are allergic to. They basically test you for all the most likely allergens out there. If you want to learn more about the testing process, read about it here. If you don't want to go to a clinic because your allergies aren't severe, there is a simpler test. When the season comes around that your allergies are most prevalent, not the week that it starts. It is important to notice the date because plants dont just randomly release their pollen, they are usually on a schedule. By knowing the day, you will be able to narrow down your search.

Step 2

After noting the day or even week your allergies start to pick up, you are already closer to figuring out the culprit. Now it is important to note your symptoms. These could range from itchy eyes to a runny nose. Each allergic reaction is different. Now you are armed with two important details, time and reaction. Now go online and find seasonal pollinating plants. If that isn't your cup of tea I would suggest going to a local flower shop. They know a lot about flowers, and pollen and could probably tell you what plants are pollinating at that time. After you narrowed down the field to a list of plants, you can look up the reactions people have to the pollen of those plants.
By doing the test yourself you may not get the most accurate results. I would recommend getting a professional test if you have severe allergies. If you only have a mildly runny nose, you could figure it out yourself and then simply stock up on allergy medicine every year right before those plants pollinate. If anything, be sure to grab a box of tissues!

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