Each year the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) puts out a list of the “100 Most Challenging Places to Live With Allergies.” Usually the Dallas area is ranked about a quarter of the way down – this year Dallas is number 7!
North Texas has already seen plenty of ice and deep freezes this winter. And yet, we are still sneezing. Allergy season starts early in Texas. But it could actually be worse.
Ragweed is still in the high category, but has come down a bit over the past few days.
Another season high for the ragweed count again today. This is the third day in a row where ragweed has set seasonal records. It’s the reason for the sneezin’!
The ragweed count reach its highest for the Fall so far. A lot of folks probably feeling that with increased allergy symptoms.
Two days of rain has brought a lot of relief from 100 degree heat. However, it’s also kept some North Texans inside their homes.
For many North Texans, the term ‘seasonal’ allergies can be at best, misleading– because sufferers know the misery is often year round… and the typical sniffling and sneezing can be just the beginning.
It may be winter in North Texas, but we’re seeing pollen counts that, in some areas, resemble springtime. Dallas had the highest pollen count in the country on Monday.
Maybe it hit you over the weekend or perhaps a few weeks ago regardless, if you’re itching, sneezing, have a runny nose and watery eyes — you’re not alone. Medical experts say the mild winter means allergies are and will be much worse this year.
Allergy season has come early and hit with a wheezing vengeance in parts of the nation this year, thanks largely to an unusually warm winter.
There may be a dusting of truth to allergy sufferers’ complaints that this season is, well, a bigger headache than years past.
The pollen count is up — way up. In fact, Dallas is No. 2 and Fort Worth is No. 3 on a list of the worst cities for respiratory allergies.