Finding Allergy Season Relief

6-2 allergiesEUGENE, Ore. — It could be weeks until allergy sufferers see some relief as warm stagnant air hovers over the Willamette Valley.

But there are ways to help with the itchy, watery eyes, and the sniffles and sneezes.

Allergists with the Oregon Allergy Associates say besides using over-the-counter medications, you can use saline nasal sprays to clean the pollen out of your eyes and nose. The best tip is to get away from the pollen; try heading to the coast or the mountains.

“Avoidance is one of the options, and the way we can avoid it is to get out of the Valley,” said allergist Dr. Kraig Jacobson.

These high grass pollen counts are expected to stick around until the Fourth of July. Although rainy weather could clear the air and provide a little relief.


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  1. scott says:

    Justin Stapleton said that over 20 was high pollen count and we were over 700. Pollen.com says that we are at 10.2 on a 1-12 scale, So what unit of measurement is he referring to?

  2. Judy says:

    Dr. Jacobson at Oak Street Medical reports pollen data in particles per cubic meter. You can see pictures of the air sampling equipment and an explanation of how it is done at oregonallergyassociates.com.

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