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Springtime, Sunshine….and Allergies?

Spring has sprung and with it comes beautiful flowers, sunshine, and for many people, allergies. If you are one of the 50 million people in the United States affected by nasal allergies, spring can be a miserable time.

The flowers themselves aren’t what cause most people’s allergies to flare up. It’s actually the pollen contained in the flowers, which is why we are so allergy prone in the spring. Even if you love receiving flowers, you might dread getting them. Luckily, we have compiled a list of flowers that are best for you to avoid and ones that shouldn’t make your eyes itch.

The Good- These are all flowers with low pollen levels that shouldn’t cause much trouble, even though there are always exceptions.

Precious Purples Arrangement containing tulips, roses, carnations, and alstroemeria.

Alstroemeria
Carnations
Daffodils
Hydrangeas
Iris
Gladiolus
Dusty miller
Tulips
Orchids
Snapdragons
Lilies (Ask your florist to remove the stamen)

 

The Bad- These flowers tend to have a high pollen level. If you have allergy troubles, you might want to avoid them!

Chrysanthemums
Daisies
Goldenrod
Sunflowers
Dahlias
Jasmine
Chamomile
Asters

Thankfully there are many types of flowers available at your local florist that won’t cause an allergy attack. If you know the person receiving the flowers has a potential allergy, make sure to let your florist know! This information will allow them to create a beautiful arrangement that won’t have them running for cover!

 


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Source: http://www.aafa.org/page/allergy-facts.aspx

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