If you're looking forward to beautiful days outdoors, you might want to stay indoors if you suffer from allergies. Pollen is super high in Florida right now and February marks the peak for tree pollen season.
If you've noticed an increase in sniffling and sneezing, that might be an indication that you are reacting to Florida's green pollen. Pollen is so high right now that people have been noticing cars outside covered in a green layer of dusty pollen.
People with allergies can be prone to health issues when in contact with pollen. An increase in cold, respiratory tract infections, asthma, and eye problems can arise when the pollen appears. It's recommended to see a doctor in case over-the-counter medication is not working.
The true sign of spring in Florida is that lovely dusting of green pollen on my car. #RIPToMyFriendsWithAllergies— Alyssa Ramos (@LysKRamos) February 25, 2019
You might want to avoid the parks and spending too much time outdoors for the rest of the week. According to Pollen.com, your five-day allergy forecast seems in danger. Orlando has high to medium-high pollen forecast for the next five days.
Tree pollen season in Florida is usually from December all the way through May. A grass pollen season is from April through October.
It's important to predict pollen allergy levels to prepare for the season and have a back-up plan. According to Weather.com, tree and grass pollen are going to be moderate for the next couple of weeks.
Make sure to wear a mask if going outdoors is inevitable, and prepare to bring plenty of tissues.