Atlanta Allergy & Asthma News

Spring 2021 – A ‘Bad’ Pollen Season?

Updated on Friday, April 23, 2021

Physicians/nurse practitioners mentioned in this post: Stanley M. Fineman, MD

Tree pollen became a significant contributor to the daily pollen count in the Atlanta area on February 23. Since that date, 90% of the recorded days have fallen in the high or extremely high range according to the National Allergy Bureau’s severity levels. With weeks remaining in the spring allergy season, patients are seeking relief for their symptoms from extended high pollen exposure.

Patients who suffer from spring allergies should be less concerned with the highest numbers in a season, but rather the overall number of days in the season with counts in the high or extremely high range.

“We are seeing a large number of patients this season with significant symptoms including sneezing, itchy eyes, and feeling run down,” says Dr. Stanley Fineman of Atlanta Allergy & Asthma. “Many of these patients report that the over-the-counter meds that once helped control their allergy symptoms are no longer working. Fortunately, our allergy experts are able to assess the problems and suggest treatment plans that will help patients feel much better and enjoy the Atlanta spring season.”

This season has also produced a high number of days where the count surpassed 1,000. Tree pollens will be a significant contributor to the total pollen count well into May. If you are still suffering from allergy symptoms, schedule an appointment with an Atlanta Allergy & Asthma provider to get an updated treatment plan and stop the suffering!

A histogram showing the number of days during spring allergy season pollen count that reached over 1000.