Allergy sufferers can often trace their sniffles back to tree pollen.

This is one of the primary allergens in the spring. Weather conditions help determine pollen concentrations. Windy, dry days allow the pollen particles to float freely through the air. Allergy symptoms often start when pollen counts exceed 50 grams per cubic meter. Heavy rains wash airborne pollens out of the air, providing some relief for allergy sufferers. Heavy spring rains can promote grass growth, which can also lead to greater concentration of grass pollen later in the spring and into early summer.

How To Avoid Allergies

  1. Pollen counts are typically high between 5 am and 10 am, so limit outdoor activity during this time frame.
  2. When driving keep your windows closed..
  3. When you are home keep your bedroom windows closed.
  4. If you have been outdoors take a shower and wash your hair to get rid of any pollen.
  5. Watch the pollen count. If pollen counts are high you may want to avoid outdoor activities, especially during the early morning hours.
  6. Visit the Asheville Salt Cave for an allergy free session in our anti-bacterial micro-climate




  1. 1 in 5 Americans suffer from some form of allergies
  2. The estimated number of Americans who suffer from all types of allergies is 50 million. This number includes indoor / outdoor, food and drug, latex, insect, skin and eye allergies.
  3.  4 million work days are lost each year due to hay fever
  4.  There is a 33% chance that a child with one allergic parent will develop allergies.
  5.  The odds are 70% that a child with two allergic parents will develop allergies.
  6.  7.4 million people reported respiratory allergies in the past 12 months
  7. The estimated amount spent annually on allergies is $14.5

There is no known cure for allergies. Medicines and shots can help lessen the symptoms while a visit to the Asheville Salt Cave can have a positive affect on the symptoms that cause allergies. You owe it to yourself and your family to take the ACHOO out of Spring Allergies. Visit Us Today

Is It Allergies?

The symptoms of the common cold and allergies are very similar.

  • COLD: sneezing, runny nose, thick dark mucus, sore throat, and body aches. Symptoms take about 3 days to appear and usually last for about a week.
  • ALLEGIES: red watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, thin clear mucus,and wheezing. Symptoms can last for days or months after contact with allergens.