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Tips for Surviving High Pollen Days

Updated on Wednesday, March 6, 2024

As the temperatures outside continue to rise, so will the pollen count! Here are some tips for surviving those high pollen count days.

High Pollen Day Tips

  • Keep your car and house windows closed; run the air conditioner (recycled setting) instead.
  • Change or clean your air filters regularly.
  • Shower before going to bed or when you get home. Pollen can settle into your hair and onto your clothes and skin, so a shower will keep you from breathing in pollen all night.
  • Wear sunglasses/glasses to keep pollen out of your eyes.
  • Remove shoes upon entering your home.
  • Wash off indoor pets’ paws and wipe down their fur with a damp cloth or towel if they’ve been outdoors. Pets can easily track pollen into your home, leaving it on your carpets and furniture.
  • Pollen levels tend to be lowest between 4 am and noon. Adjust outdoor activities accordingly.
  • If you have outdoor plans, take your allergy medication before going out. Don’t wait until you have symptoms.

Follow the Daily Atlanta Allergy Pollen Count

Follow Atlanta Allergy's daily pollen count and/or sign up to receive a daily email with the count and the pollen contributors. You may need to adjust your outdoor activities during peak pollen days.

Find Relief from Pollen Allergies

Visit a board-certified allergist for an accurate diagnosis. Learn what is triggering your symptoms and receive a customized treatment plan targeting your specific allergens.

Schedule an appointment with Atlanta Allergy & Asthma online or call 770-953-3331.