Pollen Counts

Why Is Pollen Count Important for Allergy Sufferers?

If you have a pollen allergy, the severity of your allergy symptoms can be directly related to the amount of pollen exposure. The pollen for spring, summer and fall varies with the type of pollinating plants and the weather. Knowing the pollen count (the measurement of how much pollen is in the air on any given day) may help you prepare yourself against allergy attacks.

Please consider doing outdoor activities when the pollen count is not very high. If you have activities planned for a day when the pollen count is high, washing your hair, taking a shower and/or changing your clothes may prevent a prolonged allergic response. On days with a higher pollen count, keeping the windows closed and running your air conditioner can be helpful.

Please check the following link to learn about daily pollen counts in your neighborhood.


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Knowing the daily pollen count could ease your discomfort during allergy season. If you seek additional professional and caring support, come see Dr. Atul Shah of The Center for Asthma & Allergy. He will devote himself to easing your allergy and asthma symptoms with an emphasis on your overall well-being and without undue reliance on prescription medications. So if you want a world-class allergist with your health at heart, consult with Dr. Shah today! The Center for Asthma & Allergy in Shirley, Long Island, New York has proudly served Suffolk County for over a decade. Our Board Certified allergist is happy to welcome new patients. Please contact us at 631-395-5464 for a consultation to discuss all of your allergy and asthma symptoms.

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