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By Jay Polk - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - With all of this rain you might think all the pollen would be gone. But that's not the case.

With trees and flowers of all types budding and with the grass turning green the pollen count went from 151 grains per cubic meter last Friday to 1727 grains per cubic meter Monday.

That's the highest pollen count this year.

While the rain does provide some relief, experts say it's only temporary.

"When the rain stops, the air feels fresher, the heavy pollen is kind of moistened and it's suppressed. But when it dries a little bit, it flares back up," said Dr. Christopher Mann of Albany Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic.

Dr. Mann says that the best way to avoid problems with pollen is to use a nasal rinse frequently.

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