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'Tis the Season for Nasty Allergies

'Tis the Season for Nasty Allergies

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Sarah Dallof Reporting If you've been sniffling and sneezing your way through the past couple of weeks you probably woke up a different person today. People who have allergies have got to be loving today; the rain has helped drop the pollen out of the sky, but the relief will likely be short-lived.

'Tis the season for nasty allergies. And nobody knows that better than allergist Dr. David Gourley. He's seeing patients with worse allergies than ever before. "There are a lot of people who normally have good control with medications who are breaking through because of the high peak pollen count," Dr. Gourley says.

'Tis the Season for Nasty Allergies

He believes the reason could be due to a dry spring and unusually high pollen counts. For his patients, that equals misery.

Dr. Gourley suggests sensitive people run their central air conditioning and try to stay inside between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. "We're right in the middle of season. The trees are going down and the grasses are just starting. The grass will be out in full force in the next two to three weeks," Dr. Gourley says.

'Tis the Season for Nasty Allergies

Hope for a wet couple of weeks and don't skip medication. The combination just might cure what ails you.

If you've been suffering these past couple of weeks and don't know exactly what you're allergic to, chances are it's elm, cedar or mulberry. All three have been very high this year.

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