Pollen counts vary from day to day, but Florida has one of the highest pollen counts year round. High pollen counts can result in severe allergy and asthma attacks with symptoms including sinus pressure that causes facial pain around the cheeks and eyes, body pain, headaches and migraines.
Pollen counts are usually lower when the weather is wet or raining. This is because pollen particles get trapped in water droplets and are not able to spread to other surfaces.
Because it rains less during the springtime in Florida, we’re more likely to have higher than usual pollen counts February through May.
When pollen counts get very high, it can have a serious affect on your health. It’s important to learn how to control your allergies to avoid the painful symptoms.
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, over 50 million Americans suffer from nasal allergies. If you suffer from allergies, it is important to be aware of the daily pollen count in your area.
Phone apps like the Weather Channel and Pollen.com have features that allow you to regularly check the pollen count where you live. This is an easy way to determine how your allergies could affect your daily routine.
Over-the-counter medicines can help relieve some symptoms. However, if you are regularly experiencing severe allergy symptoms like migraine headaches and pain that causes you to take time off work, consider contacting an allergy specialist.
Allergy Sleep & Lung Care can help diagnose and treat your allergies with a variety of tests, medications and therapies. With two convenient locations in Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres, Allergy Sleep & Lung Care provides allergy treatments including Xolair® and anti-IgE antibody therapy.
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