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Our new address:
3201 South Austin Avenue, Suite 140
Georgetown, TX 78626
Phone 512-868-6673 (NOSE)
Allergy to pollen is called hay fever. Pollens are the fertilizing elements of flowering plants consisting of fine powdery, yellowish grains, or spores. Large amounts of pollen are carried great distances by air currents and can easily come into contact with nasal passages causing hay fever symptoms in allergic individuals. Hay fever symptoms include runny nose, post-nasal drip, itching of the eyes, mouth, nose, sneezing, congestion, fatigue, and sore throat. Hay fever affects up to 30% of the US population.
Counting pollen in the air and reporting these counts to the public is regulated by the National Allergy Bureau (NAB). The NAB network provides the most accurate and reliable pollen counts in the nation. Of the only nine certified pollen stations in Texas, the Allergy & Asthma Center of Georgetown is the only certified station in the Austin/Round Rock/Georgetown area. The pollen counts from our clinic are then reported to the local media and the NAB.
Click below for local pollen counts in the Austin area.
Pollen counts are dependent on various factors and can change from year to year. Below are the typical pollens that are prevalent in the Central Texas region throughout the year.
Allergy & Asthma Center of Georgetown Pollen Graph