Monday, November 09, 2020 04:54 PM

WHY LOW POLLEN COUNTS MAY NOT BRING RELIEF TO SOME ALLERGY SUFFERERS - WTOP

The allergy forecasts, as they are sometimes called, are a great indicator for some people, but not so helpful for those who are more sensitive to a particular allergen.

Many allergy sufferers turn to area allergen counts for things such as mold and pollen levels, so they can better prepare and predict how bad their allergies will be on a given day.

The allergy forecasts, as theyre sometimes called, are a great indicator for some people, but not so helpful for those who are more sensitive to a particular allergen.

Some of the most recent reports show that pollen and mold counts two of the most common allergic reaction triggers are low, but people who are allergic to them could still have itchy eyes and sneezing.

Even though the levels are relatively low right now, sensitive patients will still have symptoms, said Dr. Rachel Schreiber with Schreiber Allergy in Rockville, Maryland.

Schreiber said right now, fallen leaves are a good place for mold to lurk.

With tree pollen, the peak season is during April and May, but the pollen circulates in the air just about year-round in the D.C. region.

Even though, today, our counts may be lower for trees, tomorrow they could actually be moderate ...

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