Pollen is one of the most common allergens in the United States. Over 67 million people suffer from allergies, and of those 67 million, 81% say they are allergic to pollen.
As you may know, pollen is an airborne allergen, which is picked up and carried by the wind. Various trees, grasses and weeds create pollen, which can cause hay fever, irritate your sinus passages, cause rhinitis and irritate your eyes and skin.
Make sure you visit our research section for a complete list of pollen allergens in your area. Our research section helps you identify the most allergenic plants pollinating in your area each season.
If you have a pollen allergy it’s likely you dread the spring, summer and fall seasons when pollen counts can be at the highest levels.
One way to combat pollen allergies is to plan and prepare. The National Allergy Forecast provided by Pollen.com is a great way to stay updated on pollen counts and allergens. Our allergy forecast allows you to see what types of allergens are affecting the areas where you live and work.
If you plan on traveling in the near future, check our helpful traveling tips for allergy sufferers.
One of the best ways to combat allergies is through preparation. Knowing what pollens you’re allergic to and treating the symptoms before they become overwhelming allows you to reduce the amount of impact they have on your life.