The Pollen Count in Birmingham

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Stay one step ahead of your hay fever symptoms with the help of our pollen counter for Birmingham.

Pollen 5 Day Forecast for Birmingham City Centre

24th June

2

Low

25th June

2

Low

26th June

1

Very Low

27th June

1

Very Low

28th June

1

Very Low

Our pollen level tracker measures the amount of pollen particles present in the air providing you with a reliable measure to help you to mitigate your hay fever symptoms, such as sneezing, itching and nasal congestion.

Managing Your Symptoms

  • Rinse Off After Outdoor Exposures: Wash away pollen and allergens by showering and changing clothes once you're back inside.
  • Minimise Indoor Pollutants: Seal windows shut and employ air conditioning or a HEPA purifier to diminish indoor allergen levels.
  • Stay Attuned to Weather Conditions: Stay informed about the weather, particularly wind movements that may increase pollen concentrations.
  • Explore Diverse Allergy Solutions: Consult your healthcare provider about a variety of options, including medications, nasal sprays, rhinolight, and the hay fever shot, for effective allergy management.

We specialise in providing personalised healthcare solutions tailored to your individual needs. Our experienced team can assist you in accessing the hay fever treatment you require, including the innovative rhinolight therapy and the latest advancements such as the hay fever shot.

Don't let allergies hold you back – schedule an appointment with us today to start your journey towards relief and improved well-being.

How Our Treatments Can Help

We provide effective hay fever treatments for all ages, from toddlers and children to adults and seniors.

Our range of approaches can help alleviate even the most severe symptoms. Speak to our GPs today about our specialist treatments or, for milder symptoms, about prescription antihistamines and medication.

Rhinolight Therapy for Children and Adults

Rhinolight employs low-level light therapy to alleviate nasal symptoms in a non-invasive manner, particularly suitable for medication-sensitive children and toddlers.

Benefits:

  • Gentle: Tailored for children wary of traditional treatments like nasal sprays or oral medications, this provides a gentle and non-invasive alternative
  • Effective: Targeting nasal symptoms such as sneezing and runny nose
  • Safe: Free from drugs or chemicals
  • Convenient: With short treatment sessions, this treatment is easily accommodated into busy schedules

18+ Hay Fever Shots

The hay fever shot offers a strong, effective treatment for managing severe symptoms of allergic rhinitis, particularly when other therapies fail to provide relief. Typically administered into the buttock muscle, it can produce noticeable effects within 48 hours.

Benefits:

  • Effective: Directly targets inflammation, providing robust symptom relief for severe hay fever symptoms like nasal congestion, sneezing, and itching
  • Long-lasting: Unlike oral medications or nasal sprays, the shot offers prolonged relief after one or two doses
  • Fast-acting: Ideal for individuals needing immediate relief from severe hay fever symptoms
  • Versatile: Suitable for adults who are unable to tolerate other hay fever medications or those with severe symptoms unresponsive to standard treatments

Birmingham’s Pollen Hotspots

While Birmingham City Centre may lack extensive greenery, surrounding areas offer numerous pollen-rich green spaces. Edgbaston's green spaces offer scenic spots for family outings and friend gatherings, they also harbour potential pollen hotspots with abundant trees, hedges, and grassy expanses.

Watch out for:

  • Cannon Hill Park: This expansive park boasts vast grassy areas, tennis courts, a bowling green, and diverse trees, making it challenging for hay fever sufferers.
  • Highbury Park: Featuring large grassy spaces and a diverse tree population, pollen persists from February to late August.
  • Summerfield Park: Known for open grassy areas, tree-lined paths, and a traditional brick bandstand.
  • Aston Park: Surrounding Aston Hall, this park showcases various trees alongside expansive grass areas.
  • Birmingham Cathedral and St. Paul’s Church: While not expansive parks, the greenery here can trigger symptoms in sensitive individuals.

Why Does Birmingham Experience High Pollen Levels?

Birmingham's many varieties of trees, including English Oaks, and diverse grasses and weeds, boost pollen levels. Industrial activity, though not the worst in the UK, adds pollution particles, worsening hay fever for locals and visitors.

Hay Fever-Friendly Activities

On days reporting high pollen levels, you can still make the most of what Birmingham and the surrounding area have to offer by checking out the following hay fever-friendly activities:

Cultural Outing:

  • Ikon Gallery
  • Symphony Hall
  • National Motorcycle Museum
  • Birmingham Town Hall
  • The REP Theatre
  • Birmingham Library
  • Birmingham Arts Gallery

Family-Friendly Fun:

  • Cadbury World
  • Bullring & Grand Central Birmingham
  • Legoland Discovery Centre
  • Sea Life Centre

Indoor Adventures:

  • The Bear Grylls Adventure
  • Rush UK Trampoline Park
  • Inflata Nation
  • Birmingham Back-to-Back Houses
  • Resorts World

FAQ

Your severe hay fever symptoms today may be due to high pollen levels triggering your allergies.

Pollen is most problematic during the spring and summer months, typically peaking from late March to September.

Each type of pollen has its season: tree pollen is prevalent in spring (March to May), grass pollen in late spring to early summer (May to July), and weed pollen in late summer to early autumn (June to September).

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