Stories tagged with: allergies

April 17, 2014 - 6:42pm
12 weeks 2 days ago

Most everyone welcomes the warmth of spring after a long winter, but this year may be tough if you suffer from allergies.

Dr. Vicki Whitacre of the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department says that studies suggests that the delayed winter has caused the pollen counts to rise in our area.

" Not only are the trees budding and putting out pollen but also the grasses are sort of all happening at once," said Dr. Whitacre.

Luckily for allergy sufferers there are a...

April 4, 2012 - 4:56pm
2 years 14 weeks ago

The change in seasons means problems for those who suffer from allergies...

Spring has sprung over the past few weeks and plants are in bloom. Dr. Vicki Whitacre of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department said there's a certain substance that comes with them and it's causing some trouble.

"Right now, what's bothering people is mostly pollen. A little bit from grass, but mostly pollen from all the trees, bushes, flowers...And it's come early, at least a month...

September 1, 2010 - 4:23pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

When most people think of allergies, they imagine people who suffer from trees and flowers blooming during the springtime, but the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department says just as many people have fall allergies. Most of those deal with dust and ragweed.

"It's pretty much everywhere...along the side of the roads, fields, and any place weeds are growing. Ragweed is a very typical weed that grows in this area in Ohio, " says Dr. Vicki Whitacre.

Whitacre says you...

March 7, 2010 - 9:01pm
4 years 18 weeks ago


Many residents are looking forward to spring, but it is not a good time of year for people with asthma.

Dr. Joseph Bullock with Midwest Allergy says he sees many people come into his office in the springtime with asthma symptoms due to pollens in the air.

"The symptoms of asthma would be coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, especially on viral infections, cold air and exercise would trigger it, but also allergens can trigger it as well," says...

March 5, 2010 - 6:13pm
4 years 18 weeks ago


Green grass and blooming flowers may be a sight for sore eyes, but it could wreck havoc with your allergies.

Dr. Joseph Bullock with Midwest Allergy says as the snow melts and plants begin to bloom.... allergies will be bad this year. Doctor Bullock says you may have allergies if you have symptoms of a spring cold with red, itchy eyes, a runny nose and some people develop asthma.

"The best thing to do would be to try the over the counter medications that you can get...

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