Hay Fever Season Has Begun

By: Lauri Martin Email
By: Lauri Martin Email

Itchy eyes, stuffy nose and sneezing may explain how you felt this past week, and could be how you feel for the next six weeks.

Hay fever season has just begun. Pollen counts were 10 times higher than usual this past week, according to Dr. Robert Nathan with Asthma and Allergy Associates.

“The trees that are bothering people are Elms, Maples, Cottonwoods and Ash," said Dr. Nathan.

Over-the-counter medicine or even allergy shots can relieve some of the pain.

"Unless we get a real cold spell or lots of snow, the pollen counts could stay high until May," said Nathan.

Allergy sufferers may have felt a little relief over the weekend. The snow we got reduced the amount of pollen in the air, but the moisture also means trees will continue to blossom.

You can find how much pollen is in your area with the link below, or call to hear a daily updated automated message at 719-473-NOSE.

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