Though it doesn’t feel like it now, we’ve had a great start to spring. But warm weather in March and April brought an unwanted Minnesota guest: allergies.
After our cold winter, experts are calling this spring a particularly bad season for allergy sufferers. All of that sneezing, itchy eyes, stuffy nose, and congestion can make for a miserable couple of months.
The start of allergy season may have been delayed this year by wet weather and cold temperatures, but now with spring here experts expect a burst of pollen. The biggest culprits this time of year are trees, grasses and mold.
Forty percent of us suffer from some kind of seasonal allergies. But the best relief – allergy shots injected monthly or even weekly – can be painful. But Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration will consider approving an allergy tablet that gives the same kind of help, but without the pain. After years of suffering, Kris Phillips needs a weekly trip to the doctor to get relief. “My allergies are under control,” Phillips said. “I can sleep through the night and not get up 10 different times because I can’t breathe.”
It’s peak allergy season – as if you didn’t know already – and ragweed pollen is the culprit. It’s the most common cause for seasonal allergies, and if you’re having a tough time dealing with it, here are some products that doctor say could help. The first is an alternative to liquid nasal sprays that often cause uncomfortable drippage. It’s an aerosol spray that’s getting rave reviews.
The sniffing, sneezing and itchy eyes. Fall allergy season is flaring up, and it’s just the beginning. Allergy and asthma specialists say the pollen counts are high in our area.
If things ever start to bloom around here, the downside will be that our allergies start to kick up. According to allergist Dr. Julia Montejo of Fairview Clinics, there’s good news and there’s bad news this season.
Autumn officially kicked off on Saturday morning, and while many count fall as their favorite season, it’s the time when people’s allergies fire up the most. Especially this year.
The spring allergy season is in full swing and doctors are saying allergy clinics are staying busy.