Allergic To North Texas? Here’s Why
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September

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , /


BAD CHECKS, CHRIS, PLEASE, WHY. Reporter: HE HAS REFUSED TO SIT DOWN AND DO AN INTERVIEW WITH US, WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON THE INVESTIGATION I AM CONSUMER INVESTIGATOR, KRISTIN SEVERANCE. THANK YOU. ITCHY WATERY EYES, SNEEZING, CONGESTION, THIS CAN BE MISERABLE, WHAT IF WE TOLD YOU THAT SPRINGTIME SUFFERING CAN BE YEAR ROUND? SO MUCH SO THAT SOME ARE WONDERING IF THEY ARE ALLERGIC TO NORTH TEXAS, GILMA AVALOS SHOWS US WHY THE GROUP COULD BE ONTO SOMETHING. Reporter: WHEN HEATHER HOPP LEFT THE DESERT OF ARIZONA FOR THE PLAINS OF TEXAS, I HAVE NEVER STRUGGLED WITH ALLERGIES BEFORE Reporter: SHE BEGAN DREADING THE MONTH OF MAY. I WAS SCRATCHING UP MY EYES AND MISERABLE. Reporter: EVEN AFTER 3 YEARS SHE STILL FEELS THAT. MAY IS MY MONTH. Reporter: ON A ROUGH DAY SHE POSTED THIS ON FACEBOOK, WHERE CAN I FIND ONE OF THESE THINGS, HAZMAT SUITS, AND APPARENTLY ALLERGIC TO NORTH TEXAS. I WAS TRYING NATURAL REMEDIES AND THAT I WAS GETTING TO THE POINT WHERE I WAS SAYING GIVE ME THE STRONGEST THAT YOU HAVE, I AM DESPERATE. TAKE IT DEEP BREATH, GRASS POLLEN POLLEN DATES IN APRIL AND MAY AND THAT IS WHAT COMING OUT NOW. Reporter: THE NATIVE NORTH TEXAS PLANTS POLLINATE YEAR- ROUND SAYS DOCTOR MARIE FITZGERALD AND THIS HAS NOT HELPED WITH POLLEN COUNTS. DALLAS-FORT WORTH IS NEAR THE GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF WEST PLANS VERSUS EAST PLANS. Reporter: THIS SHOWS THE VEGETATION AREAS OF TEXAS AND THIS IS WHERE THE PRAIRIE MEETS THE TIMBERS, PRECISELY THE SPOT WHERE DALLAS AND COLLIN MEET TARYN AND DENTON AND THIS MEANS WE GET HIT FROM BOTH SIDES IN THE MILD WEATHER DOES NOT OFFER RELIEF. Reporter: IT HAS A DIRECT ROLE IN SEVERITY AND THE LENGTH OF THE SEASON BECAUSE TREES POLLINATE EARLIER AND INCREASE THE POLLEN COUNT, THIS IS ONE OF TWO POLLEN COUNTING STATIONS IN NORTH TEXAS. Reporter: EACH WEEK DOCTOR FITZGERALD AND HER TEAM COLLECT POLLEN SAMPLES. THIS CAPTURES POLLEN, MOLD, AND DUST. Reporter: IT HELPS THEM UNDERSTAND WHAT TO TREAT PATIENTS FOR. Reporter: RIGHT NOW GRASS POLLEN IS AT ITS PEAK AND RAGWEED SEASON IS AT ITS NEXT. Reporter: SHE IS TRYING EVERYTHING TO ALLEVIATE HER DISCOMFORT, HOME REMEDIES, ESSENTIAL OILS, SINUS RINSING AND MEDICATION. INDUCTED DENTON IT BUT ME AS HARD. Reporter: SHE CANNOT WAIT FOR IT TO END, GILMA AVALOS , CBS 11. A NIGHTLY SHOWER AND RINSING CAN HELP TO MANAGE


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