Pollen Count Hits High Levels in US State Due to Early Warm Spring 

Pollen Count Hits High Levels in US State Due to Early Warm Spring. Credit | Shutterstock
Pollen Count Hits High Levels in US State Due to Early Warm Spring. Credit | Shutterstock

United States: In the latest update, the pollen count in Central Ohio’s region has been growing to a higher level, owing to the heightening spring temperatures. 

More about the early warm spring 

Owing to the early arrival of warm spring weather, it has been leading to a common allergy production with symptoms such as runny nose and scratchy throat. The onset of such an allergic season has made an early onset this year, where April and May will be seeing peak allergy season in the Buckeye State; the level of pollen from the trees is likely to be at a higher state during the May month. 

According to The Weather Channel, pollen counts were given the status of “very high” on Monday. However, later this week, as per the reports, the pollen count is likely to go down on Tuesday following the rainy weather. But during the remainder of the week, the pollen level is going to hit higher levels. 

Pollen Count Hits High Levels in US State Due to Early Warm Spring. Credit | GETTY IMAGES
Pollen Count Hits High Levels in US State Due to Early Warm Spring. Credit | GETTY IMAGES

What are the other outdoor allergens? 

The other outdoor allergens, like grasses, have comparatively been contributing lowly during these peak months but are overlapping with tree pollen’s blooming, as dispatch.com reported. 

The difference with tree pollen is that they are much finer and could be easily carried away by wind. Thereby making it the biggest cause of symptoms such as sneezing and watery eyes. 

Dr. Tiffany Owens, an allergist and assistant professor at Ohio State University, stated that allergy season cannot be said to be the worst season as compared to the previous season. However, it is just the new normal. 

Owen said, “We had a mild winter, and we heated it up pretty quickly this spring,” and, “So when we have a more mild winter, we don’t get as much of a break from the pollens and molds and things.” 

Moreover, mild winters frequently occur in Ohio and beyond, which have been the product of climate change. 

Pollen season ends by June and July – Experts 

The pollen.com, which is a website run by IQVIA, a healthcare analytics and research company stated that the relief is likely to occur during the months of June and July, as dispatch.com reported. 

According to Owens, in order to cure the allergy symptoms, the experts have been suggesting to keep the doors and windows of the house shut especially during the day time. 

Owens said, “It’s better to take your allergy treatments before you’re feeling really miserable,” and, “If you are a person who typically has trouble later in the summer or fall, you might want to start your usual treatment a little bit earlier this year.”