Tips for Surviving High Pollen

Updated on Monday, April 13, 2015

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Blog
You know it's coming - as the temperatures begin 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.

  • 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.

  • Avoid outdoor activities until early evening. Pollen counts tend to be highest in the mornings.

  • If you have outdoor plans, take your allergy medication before going out. Don’t wait until you have symptoms.

  • Follow Atlanta Allergy's 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.

  • See your board certified allergist for a proper diagnosis of exactly what’s triggering your symptoms and a treatment plan specifically targeting those allergens.

If you had trouble controlling your symptoms last spring, schedule an appointment now to speak with an Atlanta Allergy physician to discuss new treatment options.