Tips for Surviving High Pollen

Updated on Thursday, March 3, 2022

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Blog

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

  • 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 counts tend to be highest during mid-day. Adjust outdoor activities accordingly.
  • If you have outdoor plans, take your allergy medication before going out. Don’t wait until you have symptoms.
  • 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.
  • 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.