Originally, I was hoping this would be an informational post. Hey! Look what you can do during allergy season in Georiga! But I found that my knowledge about the topic was woefully inadequate. A Google search on the topic was woefully inadequate. Theme?
Even though we’ve been in Georgia over three years, I haven’t really dealt with allergies. My husband (who has greater issues) was deployed the last two springs. Last year I had a sore throat, that eventually turned into a cold, so I was never sure if it was allergy related. This year my husband woke up on Sunday eyes streaming, hacking up a lung. Every time I walk outside I get a headache. (Weird) So far, my children only suffer a few extra sneezes.
I’ve lived in areas of the country that consider pollen count over 500 to be high. Yesterday the Pollen count in Atlanta was 9300+ which blew the previous record of 6000 out of the water. Sheesh! When we got home from the park my daughter looked like she had taken a bath in popcorn butter powder.
Just in the last few minutes, I’ve come up with a few resources 🙂
Atlanta Allergy: Great site that tells you what the count is for the day, what is high (trees, weeds, grass), and gives some tips for surviving high pollen days like, take a shower at night so you are not breathing pollen from your skin and hair all night! Of course!
Pollen.com Everything Pollen right here
Discovery Health: What does Pollen count mean for your allergies?