According to doctors, this hay fever season may have been rougher than usual, and what are glad tidings for allergy sufferers is the fact that the allergy season does seem to be winding down now.
Doctors are keeping an eye on pollen counts and according to Dr. Linda Ford, an allergist who tracks pollen levels in the Omaha area, pollen counts are now fairly low, and allergy sufferers can take the chance to breathe easy particularly if they had an unusually rough allergy season this time around.
It is now the time of year when the grass, weeds and other plants have stopped pollinating, which has caused the pollen levels to fall and give relief to those suffer from hay fever.
So symptoms such as sneezing, itchy nose, throat, eyes and ears, runny nose, congestion, and watery eyes should be easing up about now for most. There may be some pollen that still lingers in the air, but less than before so irritating allergy symptoms should have eased by now.
Also the counts of mold spores are moderate to low, which also brings relief to allergy sufferers. And as November comes around and the ground freezes, these will disappear altogether, say allergist Dr. Linda Ford.