Warm Weather Triggers Early Allergy Season
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February

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


TO EXPECT AND WHAT TO PREPARE RIGHT NOW. ALLERGY SEASON IS POLLEN SEASON. IT STARTS WITH TREES NOW IN THE SPRING. THEN GRASSES IN THE SUMMER AND FINISHES WITH A BANG IN THE FALL WITH WEEDS, MOSTLY RAGWEED. RIGHT NOW AN EARLY ALLERGY SEASON IS OVERLAPPING WITH THE END OF COLD AND FLU SEASON SO RUNNY NOSES COULD BE DUE TO EITHER OR BOTH. CRAZY INSANE. THE BEST WEATHER IN NEW YORK FOR THIS TIME. THAT IS WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING. IT IS FEBRUARY AND PEOPLE ARE WALKING AROUND WITHOUT COATS. SOME NEEVEN SHORTS AND SHORT — EVEN IN SHORTS AND SHORT SLEEVES. IT IS WONDERFUL. Reporter: BUT WITH EVERY SILVER LINING COMES A CLOUD. ITCHY EYES, RUNNY NOSE. SNEEZING A LOT. SCRATCHY EYES. Reporter: SPRING IN FEBRUARY WITH ENOUGH RAIN RESULTS IN THIS. WITH THE EARLY WARM WEATHER, WE ARE EXPECTING THE TREES TO POLLENATE SOONER. LOOK AROUND AND IF YOU SEE A LITTLE GREEN OR EVEN BUDS ON TREES, THAT MEANS ALLERGY SEASON IS ON ITS WAY. IT FEELS LIKE AS SOON AS IT GOT WARM, I STARTED FEELING IT A LITTLE BIT. SO, NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO. IT WILL BE REALLY BAD. Reporter: ALLERGISTS SAY IF YOU KNOW YOU HAVE POLLEN ALLERGIES, GET READY BEFORE THE SEASON HITS. SEEING PRIMARY CARE DOCTORS OR ALLERGISTS ONE TO TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE SEASON STARTS. I WOULD RECOMMEND SEEING THEM SOONER BECAUSE OF THE WARMER CLIMATE. IN OTHER WORDS, NOW WOULD BE A GOOD TIME TO BE PRO ACTIVE. THERE ARE MANY OVER THE COUNTER MEDS AS WELL AS PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND ALLERGY SHOTS THAT GIVE RELIEF BUT THEY’RE MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE AT PREVENTION BEFORE YOU’RE SUFFERING. DOCTORS ALSO TOLD ME TODAY THAT THIS IS STILL INDOOR ALLERGY SEASON WHICH COULD ACCOUNT FOR SOME OF THE SNIFFLING AND RUNNY NOSES RIGHT NOW. PLUS, AGAIN, WE’RE STILL IN COLD AND FLU SEASON SO IT IS A LITTLE HARD TO SORT IT ALL OUT BUT IF YOU HAVE POLLEN ALLERGIES, START GETTING READY NOW BECAUSE IT IS COMING. START TAKING THE MEDICATION NOW. THAT’S IT. PREPARE AHEAD OF TIME. ONCE IT REALLY HITS IT IS A LOT HARDER TO DIAL IT BACK. TIME TO GET THE


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