Allergy Season Starts Early

You may be sneezing and itching more than normal and that’s because higher pollen counts are being seen by doctors and allergists.

Normally, pollen counts go crazy in the spring and the fall, but allergy experts say we could see a year-round cycle.

They’re attributing this to the moisture Panhandle residents experienced earlier this summer

Pollen and allergens we are seeing the most of are weeds, grasses, dust, and ragweed and a break isn’t expected until October.

To manage allergy symptoms, over-the-counter nasal steroid sprays, can prove beneficial in more ways than one.

Oral antihistamines can be a help if the steroid sprays do not.

Doctors say that along with nasal sprays, saline rinses can also be beneficial.

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