Colorado Springs Pollen Report For April 17, 2018

 In Allergy Tip of the Day, Pollen Reports

Pollen Data:

Trees

High

Types:
Juniper family/Cedar, Ash, Cottonwood/Poplar/Aspen, Elm, Oak, Willow, Pine

Grasses

Absent

Weeds

Low

Types:
Ragweed, Sedge

Mold

Low

Allergy Tip of the Day: Clean Up Your Allergy Symptoms

Allergy symptoms begin when pollen, mold spores and dander get into the body through the eyes, nose and mouth. Follow these clean health rules to reduce the chance of causing symptoms:

Wash your hands. This is the number one health recommendation for anyone at anytime. Fingers transmit the most contaminants, especially dander after petting an animal.

Keep your face clean. Wear a wide brim hat, sunglasses and scarf to cover as much of your face as possible, especially on windy days. Rinse your face with cool water each time you come inside. Wash your face at the end of the day to remove contaminants.

Clean your nose. Use saline rinses as often as necessary to keep nasal passages moist and pollen free. Neti pot rinses will help with congestion.

Wash your hair. Shower at the end of the day to remove pollen collected throughout the day and prevent it from getting on your pillow. This will reduce your chances of waking with congestion in the morning.

Wash your linens. Wash linens weekly in the hottest water possible. Do not hang on the clothes line to dry.

Provided by: Asthma & Allergy Associates, P.C. and Research Center, Dr. Robert Nathan, Dr. Daniel Soteres, Dr. Luke Webb

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