Allergy Season in Full Swing With Pollen Levels Forecasted To Be High

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RENO, NV--Pollen counts are expected to be very high over the next couple of days in the Truckee Meadows, triggering springtime allergies.

The Weather Channel predicts Wednesday's pollen forecast to be "high" with pollen count in the 400's. Friday and Saturday, they predict the pollen forecast to be "very high."

Right now active trees producing high pollen levels are Maplewood, Cottonwood and Elm.

There are a couple of things you can do to make the spring time allergy symptoms a little more tolerable.

-Wash your hair at night. This is especially important if you use gel, mousse or hairspray. Pollen can get stuck in your hair and when you go to sleep at night, it can get all over your pillow.

-Take a moment and relax. Stress can make allergy symptoms worse.

-Use the "re-circulation" feature in your car if you're using the heater or air conditioner.

-Keep your home in the low to mid 60's, and keep the humidity right around 45 percent.

-Dry your clothes in a dryer, don't hang them outside.

-Wash your sheets once a week in hot water.

-Don't allow your pets to be on your bed or furniture.

-Give your pets a bath once a week.

If you'd like to know the daily pollen count for the Reno/Sparks area, you can call Allergy & Asthma Associates at 775-359-5010 Ext. 35.