'Very high alert' for Cedar pollen

BY TERRI FOLKS Modified: January 28, 2013 at 2:11 pm •  Published: January 28, 2013

VERY HIGH RANGE:  Allergy alert.  The alert is due to cedar pollen.  This is an extreme exposure situation.  Severe symptoms may be expected in pollen sensitive individuals.  The more seriously allergic people should be advised to stay indoors as much as possible.  This is especially true if a person has pollen sensitivity or allergic bronchial asthma. 

The best way to combat these allergens is to stay in filtered air. OAAC’s board-certified allergists recommend avoiding allergy triggers is the best way to reduce symptoms. These triggers include:

  • Limit outdoor activities during days with high pollen counts.
  • Keep windows closed (at home or in the car) to keep pollen out.
  • Take a shower after coming indoors. Otherwise, pollen in your hair may bother you all night.
  • Leave shoes outside or just inside the door so that you don’t track pollen inside your home. 

The Board-Certified Allergists at the OAAC are available to speak to the media on this subject or any subject pertaining to allergies and asthma.

OAAC’s allergists evaluate and manage patients of all ages from the southwest region.  The main clinic is on the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center campus.  For patient convenience, satellite offices are located in Edmond, Norman, and northwest Oklahoma City.

Visit the OAAC website at www.oklahomaallergy.com to view the addresses for all Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic locations.  To make an initial appointment for an allergy, asthma, or immunology problem or to request more information, please call 235-0040 or visit the website.