allergy season
Pollen Calendar: May 2024

Please note: This calendar is a general guide based on typical pollen trends in temperate climates. The specific timing and intensity of pollen seasons can vary depending on your location and weather conditions.

Early May (May 1-15):

Tree Pollen: This period often sees the tail end of the tree pollen season, particularly from:

Mid May (May 16-25):

Grass Pollen: This is typically the peak season for grass pollen, which can cause significant allergies for many people.
Tree Pollen: Traces of tree pollen like oak may still be present in some areas.

Late May (May 26-31):

Grass Pollen: Grass pollen levels may start to decline towards the end of the month.
Mold Spores: Mold spores may begin to increase, particularly in damp or humid conditions.

Additional factors to consider:

Weather: Warm, dry, and windy days tend to have higher pollen counts. Rainy days can help to temporarily suppress pollen levels.

Location: Pollen seasons can vary depending on your geographic location. If you live in a southern region, your pollen season may start earlier than those in northern regions.

Specific Plants: Research the types of trees, grasses, and weeds common in your area to understand which pollens might affect you the most.

Tips for managing allergies:

Monitor pollen forecasts: Many weather websites and apps provide pollen forecasts. Knowing the pollen count can help you plan your activities and take appropriate medication.

Stay indoors during peak pollen hours: Pollen counts are often highest in the mornings and early evenings.

Shower and change clothes after spending time outdoors.

Consult with your doctor: If you experience significant symptoms, talk to your doctor about treatment options.

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