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.”
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.
Neal Cronin has suffered many years with allergies, and said this year is particularly bad.
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.
When August comes around, Cortez Jones says his allergies get him “discombobulated.” Watery eyes, runny nose. It’s part of almost every Minnesota August. The ragweed is in full bloom, pollen is flying through the air. “My allergies are worse than 5 other states I’ve been in,” wrote Kat Melgaard.