Live Oak allergy is the most troublesome pollen for spring allergy sufferers. The yellow-green oak pollen coats everything from your car to the sidewalk — and even the grass-heavy pollen can linger in the air for weeks depending on whether or not we receive any rain. The oak tree pollen we get over those 2 months makes up 80% of all our combined pollen for the year (grass, weeds, and other trees).
The resulting allergy and asthma symptoms can be miserable. Classic spring “hay fever” symptoms can include nasal congestion and drainage, sneezing, itching and eye irritation. And if you are unlucky enough to also have asthma, you may have to deal with a dry, hacking cough, shortness of breath, chest tightness, or even wheezing.
We recommend closing the windows, staying indoors when windy out, and don’t clean gutters or use a blower on the patio or driveway.