Severe Allergy Season Ahead

by Courtney Wheaton on April 17, 2014 at 7:32 am

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 few tips to help you get through the allergy season.

" You can stay in doors in the morning time because that is usually when they are the worse and be sure if you use air conditioning that you have good filter or filter on a furnace if its cold like its been, " said Dr. Whitacre.

People should also wash their hands, faces and hair when they come into the house for the day to reduce allergic reactions. In addition to hygiene, Dr. Whitacre suggests purchasing over the counter allergy medicines to alleviate some of the symptoms. If problems persist you may need to see your doctor to be tested for a variety of allergens to pin point the exact cause of your discomfort.