According to Dr. Weily Soong, a board certified allergist with the Alabama Allergy and Asthma Center, the spring pollen season typically lasts into mid-May. The usual peak pollination time for trees is March and April. Peak tree pollination time ranges from 5:00 am to 10:00 am.
The official website of the Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center keeps track of pollen counts and posts daily updates. You can also view Alabama pollen activity by city at Weather.com - Allergies - Alabama.
You may know what you′re allergic to, but do you know how to spot your allergy triggers? View a detailed listing of common allergy triggers in Alabama.
Unlike avoidance of pet dander and dust mites, it is more difficult to avoid exposure to pollens, since it is present in the outdoor air. Here are some tips to minimize pollen exposure.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) ranks communities based on pollen, the number of over-the-counter and prescription medications per patient, and the number of board-certified allergists per patient in the 100 most populous cities in the continental USA. See the list of top 10 worst cities for spring allergy sufferers at USA Today.