Pollen Counts in St. Louis, MO

Seasonal Allergy Pollen Counts

Season allergies affect millions of Americans each year, making it hard to get through their everyday routine without constantly sneezing, coughing, or experiencing watery eyes or a runny nose.

Luckily, Dr. James D. Gould, M.D., F.A.C.S. is proud to offer patients more information and treatment options for their seasonal allergy symptoms.

What Are Seasonal Allergies?

Seasonal allergies are an allergic response to environmental factors caused by a change in seasons, such as increased pollen in the air during spring. Also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis, some people experience allergies all year round.

What Are the Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies?

While each patient may respond to seasonal allergy triggers differently, common symptoms of seasonal allergies can include:

  • Runny nose
  • Congestion
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Watery eyes
  • Mucus or postnasal drip
  • Swollen eyes
  • Extreme fatigue due to poor sleep

While many of these symptoms can look similar to symptoms of a common cold, patients should monitor the time of day and the things they interact with in their environments. This can easily determine whether their symptoms are triggered by a seasonal allergy cause or by a simple cold.

What Causes Seasonal Allergies?

Common seasonal allergens can include:

  • Tree pollen
  • Grass pollen
  • Ragweed pollen
  • Dust mites
  • Pet dander
  • Spores
  • Sagebrush
  • Tumbleweed
  • Molds
  • Burning bush

When Should I See a Doctor for My Allergies?

Most patients are able to take over-the-counter histamines to manage their seasonal allergy symptoms. However, in extreme cases, there are certain tell-tale signs that you should see a doctor to manage your allergies. These signs can include the following:

  • You notice antihistamines do not improve your symptoms.
  • You cannot find relief from your symptoms.
  • You experience painful or constant side effects from antihistamines.
  • Another health condition makes it more difficult to manage allergy symptoms, such as asthma
  • You are unsure what is causing your allergy symptoms.

Seasonal Allergy Pollen Counts

One way to reduce your allergy symptoms can be to understand pollen count. Click the button below for a convenient tool that shows the pollen counts each day, along with the severity level. This may help patients avoid certain areas and being outside during the times of the day when pollen counts are high. Doing so may prevent seasonal allergy symptoms from being triggered.

Schedule a Consultation for Allergy Treatment with Dr. Gould at St. Louis Sinus Center

Want to learn more about managing your seasonal allergy symptoms and how understanding pollen can help you? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Gould by clicking here or calling 314-582-0888. As a board-certified otolaryngologist in Missouri, he draws from years of expertise in providing high-quality care to patients in Festus and St. Louis, MO.

As always, we are happy to answer your questions regarding allergies. To contact us, click the button below!

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