Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The pollen count for Wednesday was 4,151, however, that number is expected to drop with rain in the forecast.
Allergy sufferers, relief is on its way! For the past week, the pollen count in Metro Atlanta has climbed higher and higher. Last Friday the count was low at just 5. On Thursday, that number reached 4,151. Although that number is high, it is still less than half the pollen count recorded just last year. In March 2012, Northeast Georgia hit a record high of 9,369. The major allergy culprits right now are oak, birch, sweetgum and mulberry. Rain coming at the end of the week will wash away much of the pollen causing the itching, coughing and sneezing in allergy sufferers. According to the National Weather Service forecast, Lawrenceville can expect to see a 90% chance of rain Thursday with a chance for severe weather. If you can't wait for …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The count is measured at over 2,000. Are you suffering?
It's spring 2013, and that means -- pollen. The Atlanta Asthma & Allergy Clinic has measured the local pollen count at 2,093 particles per cubic meter of air on Monday (April 8). That follows a reading of 1,691 on Sunday. Weather.com reports that high pollen levels affect most people who suffer from seasonal allergies (which is probably no surprise.) Of course, symptoms may intensify on high-pollen days. In March 2012, the count in Atlanta was in the thousands for 15 days, capped by the record of 9,367 on March 20, 2012, according to ajc.com. -- Have you been affected by pollen and/or allergies? How do you cope? Share your tips in the comments below.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Pets suffer from seasonal allergies just like we do.
Much to my delight, spring is finally here. Although I must admit that this winter has been one of the mildest that we've had since I have been living in Georgia, I'm so glad that old man winter is gone into hibernation for a while. Unfortunately, many people and pets don't share in my spring-time bliss because during this time of year they suffer from seasonal allergies or atopy. Just like humans, dogs and cats can be allergic to pollen from the plants and grasses that bloom when the weather becomes warm. They experience the same watery, itchy eyes, sneezing, congestion and hay fever that many people suffer from, but may also bite and lick their feet or other parts of their body, which leads to skin inflammation and infections. In …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Metro Atlanta broke a pollen count record Tuesday and no relief is in sight.
You can hear the sniffling and sneezing all over Lawrenceville. We're only two days into spring and allergy sufferers are ready to wave the white flag. The pollen count broke a record Monday at over 8,000. That record was shattered on Tuesday with a count of 9,369. And with only a slight chance of rain not coming until the weekend, meteorologists do not see any relief in the near future. So what's an allergy sufferer to do? Lawrenceville Patch talked to Allergist Dr. Thomas Chacko of Gwinnett Medical Center. He offered these 5 tips to help get allergy sufferers through the rough days ahead: Do you have tips to help allergy sufferers? Leave them in the comments section below.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Jahrell Dillard, 15, of Lawrenceville, died Wednesday after he suffered an allergic reaction to a cookie he bit into at the Walmart in Loganville.
Officials confirm that the teen who suffered an allergic reaction to something he ate at a local Walmart Tuesday died the following day at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. "Fifteen-year-old old Jahrell Dillard, of Lawrenceville, was at the Walmart in Loganville Tuesday when he picked up a cookie and took a bite," said Detective David Hunt of the Loganville Police Department. "The cookie contained peanuts and, having a history of allergies to peanuts, he went into anaphylatic shock and succumbed to the effects." Hunt said the police department has concluded its investigation. "The family was aware of his allergies and reported a history of asthma and allergies to peanuts," Hunt said, adding there would be no further investigation by the …
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Get your air ducts cleaned and get some Claritin with these coupons.
This week, Frugal Family scoured our local sources to come up with great deals on movie rentals, air duct cleaning, paint, Claritin, and hamburgers. Remember to check with the merchant for additional conditions: 1. Blockbuster Deal: Rent movies On Demand 99 cents to $3.99 Good through: Check site for weekly special. 2. Air duct cleaning Deal: $65 duct cleaning (unlimited vents, returns, and one plenum). Good through: No expiration 3. Sherwin Williams Deal: $10 off $50 or more purchase Good through: Expires May 1, 2011 4. Claritin Deal: Printable coupons for Claritin and children's Claritin products. Good through: See coupons for details. 5. Ruby Tuesday Deal: FREE mini with $3 beverage purchase. Deal available each day starting at 9 …