The CBC reports that spring in Quebec has led to a harder allergy season for those who react strongly to multiple types of pollen.
Tree allergies typically flare up in April and May in the province. Then grass allergies kick into high gear come May and June. This year, everything seems to be happening at once, according to Dr. Jesse Schwartz, an allergist at Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital.
“Many patients are allergic to multiple different allergens like grass, ragweed, trees,” Schwartz told CBC Montreal’s Daybreak. “Because of the longer winter, we may have those happening at the same time for some patients.”