Pollen and Mold Spore Counts
Children and adults with seasonal allergic rhinitis, or "hay fever," may experience sneezing, stuffiness, a runny nose, post-nasal drip and itchiness in your nose, the roof of your mouth, throat, eyes or ears. These allergic reactions occur after pollen and mold spores land in your passages (nose, eyes, throat). A chemical reaction or allergic cascade is triggered, causing these allergy symptoms. The first steps to keeping one’s “allergies” under control and staying healthy includes identification of the airborne substances, called allergens, which trigger these reactions. Once the allergen is identified, there are some simple tips that can limit exposure to the seasonal allergens, pollens and molds.
To find out which pollens or molds counts are elevated visit either:
By entering your zip code or city/state, one can find the local levels of pollen or mold.
Other tips for reducing your exposure to either pollen or mold allergens include the following:
- Keep windows in your home or car closed, especially when counts are highest, 5 -10 AM and 4 – 7 PM.
- Do not mow lawns, rake leaves, or hang clothes outside to dry.
- Wash off after being outside.
For pollen count today: visit -www.pollen.com