Spring Allergy Season in Full Swing, More to Come

Updated: 05/07/2014 7:10 PM
Created: 05/07/2014 7:07 PM
By: Cassie Hart

Ahhh Choo! Allergy season is upon us.

We're told tree pollen and ragweed levels are high right now and hitting later than normal. Grass pollen isn't far behind. 

Allergists say itchy and teary eyes are common, but with so many medications - sinus rinses and nose sprays that no longer require prescriptions - those who are allergic don't have to suffer.

Dr. Pramod Kelkin, an allergist with Allina Health Clinics in Woodbury says while difficult to predict, our harsh late winter combined with dry, windy and hot air this spring could make for high pollen counts ahead.

He says it's not uncommon for allergic symptoms to appear in adults who haven't had allergies since childhood. Consult with a pharmacist for over-the-counter medications.

Minneapolis/St. Paul

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