It's always allergy season in East Texas, and this year it's getting worse faster. Due to a warmer winter, pollen has started to coat every flat surface early.

K-Fox 95.5 logo
Get our free mobile app

Heavy rains during the previous months gave these plants the perfect circumstances to drop a ton of pollen. Here oak and pine trees are the biggest offenders.


West winds also bring cedar pollen to our area from Central Texas. The runny noses have already begun in East Texas, after our brief winter.

How To Combat What Will Be A Very Long Pollen Season In Texas

According to Hospitality Health ER here are some ways to keep the sneezing down to a minimum.

  • Wear Sunglasses outside to prevent itchy, watery eyes.
  • Keep your windows closed.
  • Shower at night if you have been outside to get pollen off of your hair and skin.
  • Bathe pets regularly to get pollen off their fur.
  • Change your air conditioner filter more often.
  • Dust and vacuum your home after having your windows or doors open.

Read More: These 5 Texas Towns Are The Worst Places For Allergies

If you are having allergy symptoms you might need an over-the-counter antihistamine or decongestant. You could also do a nasal saline rinse after being outside to reduce the severity of the symptoms.

How To Get Rid Of Pollen On Your Car Or Truck In Texas

After spending a lot of time washing your vehicle it is hard to see it immediately covered in pollen. I recommend a car duster.

Read More: How To Keep Your Truck Clean During Pollen Season In East Texas


They started using these in California and they work well there for a quick dust-off between washes. They do a great job of picking pollen off of anything that gets coated that you don't want to wash.

How You and Your Car Can Fight of the Pollen This Spring

Avoid allergies and a pollen-covered car on the Michigan roadways with some helpful tips.

Gallery Credit: Jacob Harrison

10 Ways To Beat Pollen Allergies

Those who struggle with pollen allergies know the struggle can be real. Runny noses, watery eyes, and pure misery are just some of the things that come with pollen allergies. Whether it's fall or spring in the Quad Cities, these 10 remedies can help combat those allergies and make you feel a lot better.

Gallery Credit: Connor Kenney/Townsquare Media Quad Cities



More From K-Fox 95.5