Southeastern Inhalant Panel

Allergen Comments
Trees
Acacia

Early Spring pollen. Showy yellow bloom. Often not a potent allergen.

Ash, White

Mid to late Spring pollen. Strong cross reactivity with Olive and Privet.

Beech, American Mid to late Spring pollen. Related to Oak pollen.
Birch / Alder Mix Mid to late Spring pollen. These tree pollens are highly cross-reactive.
Box Elder, Maple Mid Spring pollen. These are cross-reactive pollens.
Cedar, Mountain Earliest Spring pollinator. Represents allergy to all Juniper and Cypress species.
Cottonwood, Eastern Early to mid-Spring pollen. Cross-reactive with Poplar, Aspen & Willow.
Elm, White Early to mid-Spring pollen. One Elm variety blooms in the Fall.
Melaleuca

Pollinates much of the year. Rare cause of significant symptoms.

Mulberry Mix

Mid Spring pollen.

Oak, White

Mid to late Spring pollen. All Oak species are highly cross-reactive.
Pine Mix

Early Spring pollen. Usually not a potent allergen. Pollen grains are large and heavy with few respirable pollens left in the air.

Privet  Late Spring through Summer pollen. Closely related to Olive tree pollen.
Sycamore, American Early to mid-Spring pollen.
Walnut / Hickory / Pecan Mix Mid Spring pollen. Highly cross reactive allergens.
Grasses
Bahia Grass

Potent field grass. Peak in late Spring to early Summer. May continue throughout much of the year in warmer climates.

Bermuda Grass Late Spring to early Summer. Allergens differ from those of field grasses.
Timothy Grass

Late Spring to early Summer. Potent field grass. May pollinate longer in warmer climates.

Weeds
Cocklebur Late Summer & Fall pollen. Related to Ragweed.
English Plantain

Early Summer pollen. Often positive in grass sensitive patients.

Lamb’s Quarters

Late Summer & Fall pollen.

Marshelder, Rough Late Summer & Fall pollen. Related to Ragweed.
Pigweed Late Summer & Fall pollen.
Ragweed, Short Late Summer & Fall pollen. Very potent allergen.
Sheep Sorrel

Fall pollen in the same group as Dock weed. Pollen counts peak with grass pollens (late Spring to early Summer).

Waterhemp Summer & Fall pollen of the Amaranthus sub-group of weeds.
Danders
Cat Common allergen, especially with indoor pets. Allergen persists indoors.
Dog Common allergen but less sensitizing than cat.
Cockroach Mix Dry insect debris. Correlated with inner city allergic asthma.
Dust / Mites
Housedust

Allergenic debris from dust such as pet dander, mold and dust mite.

Mite, D. Farinae

Indoor allergen. Essentially the same as mite, D. Pteronyssinus.

Alternaria

Allergen is the windborne spore. Highly correlated with allergic asthma.

Molds
Aspergillus Predominantly Indoor allergen. Common black mold.
Candida Occasional reports of sensitivity.
Cladosporium

Allergen is the windborne mold spore.

Penicillium Damp mold found in soild. Blue green mold that can be seen on old bread