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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — If you have hay fever, it’s not what you want to hear: the ragweed season’s already started and it’s likely to last longer.

Minnesota can thank the mild winter, the unusually warm spring and heavy rains at various times this summer.

Dr. James Lakin of Minnesota Allergy & Asthma Clinic in Burnsville has seen an increase in patients.

“The fact that it has started earlier, and that we’re seeing higher pollen counts, I’d think it’s going to be a more severe than average ragweed season,” said Lakin.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Steve Murphy Reports

It takes a killer frost to end the season and who knows when that will happen with the swings in climate we’ve seen? In the meantime, Lakin recommends sleeping with the windows closed if you have symptoms.

If that doesn’t provide enough relief, there are numerous over-the-counter medications. Some people may need to see a specialist.

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