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Pollen count soars over 2,000 for Monday

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If you are sneezing and have a runny nose from allergies, you're not alone. The pollen count has already soared to more than 2,000 on Monday, jumping dramatically since Saturday. A thin yellow film of pollen is covering cars, mailboxes, and decks, and that doesn't bode well for allergy sufferers.

Despite the pollen, families were out enjoying the nice spring weather at East Cobb Park.

"This year has been extremely early. So, we've gone into the doctor and we have already taken medicine, so we're ready," said allergy sufferer Valisa Burns.

Her son says the pollen is not doing him any good.

"It's hard to breathe through my mouth and nose because my nose is congested. And my throat has wheezing because I have asthma," said Austin Burns.

The nice weather has brought about the rise in pollen, according to experts.

"It's been very cold recently, it's also been rainy so they've not been able to release pollen. Now with the beautiful spring weather we're having, the trees are releasing their pollen," said Dr. Stanley Fineman.

Fineman says anything over 500 is very high and can cause significant problems for patients.

"Nasal congestion, sniffling, itchy nose, itchy eyes and sneezing," said Fineman.

Fineman says first step to treatment is finding out what you're allergic to. Fineman recommends changing clothes and washing your hair after you've been exposed to pollen.

The good news is that the pollen count is not as high as it was this time last year, when the count was more than 8,000.

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