Understanding The Allergy Report

We often see pollen counts and allergy reports on the local news and ignore them. Have you ever asked yourself this question? Do you continually wake up with a stuffy nose, headache, or feeling less than your best? Perhaps, like millions of Americans, you suffer from allergies. Did you know there is a way to predict the likelihood of having allergy problems in your area on any given day?

Every day your news station as well as the popular website, Weather.com, forecast the daily allergy report to let you know what pollen is going to be in the air and how severe they will be.

The Allergy Report

The allergy report is measured as low, medium, or high. Government organizations and hospitals place pollen counters on the top of tall buildings in the to area calculate pollen counts. Often times, information is taken from various buildings in the city to give an overall average of the count to determine the severity of the Pollens in the air we breathe.

Pollen tests measure the amount of pollen from three major categories – trees, grass, and weeds. Under each major category, there are several types of different allergens.

After analyzing the pollen count, a fairly accurate 3-4 day allergy report forecast is created.  By looking at the forecast, you can determine the likelihood of battling allergies on any given day. Most people don’t know what they are allergic too; therefore, battle constant symptoms that can be avoided.

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Dr. Jeffery West is a Rockwall Otolaryngologist specializing in allergies and ENT surgery. Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngologists, Dr. West is Medical Director of Lakeside Allergy ENT with offices in Rockwall, Forney, and Wylie Texas. Named Top10MD in 2016 an honor only 1-in-3 doctors succeed within the United States. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeff West, click on his profile or call his office at 972-771-5443.