Tree pollen and allergies symptoms increase during spring mornings

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Allergy experts say pollen concentrations are highest between 5 AM and 10 AM, meaning allergy sufferers may experience symptoms as they head out the door in the morning.

In East Texas, spring growth fills the air with pollen from trees like hickory and pecan.

Doctors like Jack Harris, M.D. at Allergy Partners in Tyler say that springtime is when is Texans experience severe allergies, and his office gets the most visits.

Unfortunately for allergy sufferers, while some certain types of trees have peaked, Dr. Harris says that grass allergies are on the way and will be here through the next few months.

He also says that those experiencing morning allergies should avoid tree filled areas and make sure to bathe their pets regularly because they can track pollen into the house.

This year we’ve seen a high of 1000 pollen grains per meters cubed, which is about 300 grains higher than average.

Hot and dry weather contributes to a higher count, and this week we’ve experienced very high levels. Weekend storms are likely to clear the air and relieve some symptoms as we head into next week.

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