Pollen Count Tracker

Springtime means allergies across the country.

The most prominent Spring allergy trigger is pollen. Trees, grasses and weeds release these grains into the air to fertilise other plants.

When they get into the nasal passages of an allergy sufferer, they cause an immune response which causes allergy symptoms.

Now you can track the pollen count* in your region and ask your Clicks pharmacist for the best solution to alleviate your symptoms.

Pollen Count by Region

Limpopo

Free State

Northern Cape

North West

Mpumalanga

KwaZulu-Natal

Western Cape

Eastern Cape

Gauteng

*Pollen count: Adhesive strips are used in pollen traps over a 7-day period to entrap the airspora of trees, weeds, flowers and grasses. The strips are examined by an aerobiologist with a light microscope. Spore count is measured per cubic metre of air. This is the pollen count of all major allergens.

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Legend

Date range: 19th November 2021

  • Very low: No risk to allergy sufferers.
  • Low: <20% of allergy sufferers may have symptoms. Use preventative therapies.
  • Moderate: <50% of allergy sufferers may have symptoms. Use acute therapies.
  • High: >90% of allergy sufferers may experience symptoms. Those with low symptom thresholds or or asthma should limit outdoor activities.
  • Very high: Potentially very dangerous for allergy sufferers, especially asthmatics.

Pollen Count by Region

Limpopo

Free State

Northern Cape

North West

Mpumalanga

KwaZulu-Natal

Western Cape

Eastern Cape

Gauteng

*Pollen count: Adhesive strips are used in pollen traps over a 7-day period to entrap the airspora of trees, weeds, flowers and grasses. The strips are examined by an aerobiologist with a light microscope. Spore count is measured per cubic metre of air. This is the pollen count of all major allergens.

lung institute

Brought to you in partnership with the UCT Lung Institute