Grass and ragweed pollen counts are high this week in Minnesota.

Allergy specialist Dr. Gary Berman said the allergy prone are used to suffering through this time of year.

Pollen counts have remained fairly stable and Berman explained, “It might be off a day or two, but it’s pretty regular, so overall when you look at years, and years and years counts might be a little bit higher. But if you track it over time, it’s pretty consistent.”

Berman works with the Clinical Research Institute and supplies the Minnesota Department of Health with daily pollen counts. He recommends allergy sufferers shower before bed and should refrain from using outdoor clotheslines.