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With pollen count high, here are some tips to get some allergy relief

This time of year, it's all about tree pollen.

CONNECTICUT, USA — A walk through nature can be nice this time of year, but if you're one of the many across Connecticut who deal with allergies, it can a tough time! The rain Monday night rain helped out in the short term, but overall, allergy season is in full bloom.

Waterbury Hospital keeps track of the pollen levels in the state, and its recent report may come as no surprise to those people who are sniffling and sneezing.

This time of year, it's all about tree pollen. Talking numbers, anything above 1,500 is considered the very high range for tree pollen… and Monday’s data came in at a whopping 5,300!

Maple, juniper, and elm trees are just some of the fauna that look gorgeous in spring, but your eyes may be tearing up not from their beauty, but from those floating particles they release.

As we head into the summer months, the tree pollen kind of levels out, while the grass and weeds start to make their pollen presence known.

So what can you do? You can stick to simple things like popping an allergy medication in the morning or trying to stay indoors if you can.

Air purifiers can help if you plan on staying inside. But if your allergy symptoms get stronger, ask your doctor if there's any further treatment you can seek.

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