Severe allergy season could be ahead

POSTED: Friday, April 6, 2012 - 2:09pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 2:42pm

WACO -- A mild winter coupled with recent rainfall may have you sniffling more than ever this Spring.

Officials tell Fox 44 we could be in store for one of the worst allergy seasons.

Pollination started as early as February this year after the drought torched much of the state in 2011.

The grass is pollinating in high volumes due to large amounts of rain and if it continues you may be suffering well into the summer.

But there's something else to look out for.

"The other thing is mold and mold tends to be year round and its very dependent on humidity levels. So as long as it's hot and humid the mold levels are going to be high," said Dr. Ephraim Thaller, an allergist at Allergy and Asthma Center in Waco.

Thaller said depending on how severe your symptoms are there are a few things you can do to keep the sneezing at bay.

For instance, over-the-counter saline spray or antihistamines and if your symptoms persist or get worse be sure to see your local doctor or allergist.
 

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