Summer is here, and the allergy season has begun to change, too! You may know natural remedies for your own region’s allergens, but what do you do for summer festivals and all of the other outdoor travel activities you have planned for your summer vacation? Luckily, you have access to modern technologies, and we can show you the way!

 

Pollen.com is an outrageously easy and simple tool that allows you to find the allergen forecast (along with the weather forecast) for a city, along with a host of other need-to-know factoids, like the particularly bothersome pollens in the area and a rank on a 12 point scale for the allergen level for the day.

 

Pollen Severity by Region on June 6. (Pollen.com)

Pollen Severity by Region on June 6. (Pollen.com)

This summer, look out for high pollen counts in the regions that are experiencing extra mild temperatures — especially in regions typically not known for being warm. The northwest and northeast regions are particularly bothersome right now for allergy sufferers. Eugene, Ore. was the worst on Friday, at 10.2 on the 12 point scale. Albany, N.Y. was not too far behind Eugene, at 9.5.

 

Don't let the summer season get you down!

Don’t let the summer season get you down!

The most common allergy symptoms include sneezing, wheezing, coughing, nasal congestion, headache, and itchy, watery eyes. In order to combat these symptoms on your travels, visit Pollen.com and search for the region you are visiting. By searching for the county, you will be able to find a full list of all of the specific allergens that affect the area. Then, you can compare with MUIPR’s list of natural remedies for allergies, and find some holistic treatments for allergens to which you may not be typically exposed!

 

 

 

 

What allergies are affecting you this season? Do you have any summer travel plans? What do you do for allergies while on vacation? Let’s talk health here, or find me on Twitter @TiffaniJPurdy