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A Mild Winter & Early Spring Is Causing Allergy Issues
Reported by: Ashley Smith
Videographer: Troy Morgan
Web Producer: Ashley Smith
Reported: Mar. 22, 2012 4:33 PM EDT
Updated: Mar. 22, 2012 4:52 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Sniffing, sneezing, and itchy eyes are the common symptoms for those suffering allergies. This year those symptoms have come early.
“This year has been a lot worse,” said Melissa Carter of Elkview.
“I think a lot of it has to do with the warm winter,” said Dr. Steve Dawson.
Dr. Steve Dawson is an ear, nose, and throat specialist in Charleston. He says they have seen an increase in new and regular patients in the last couple of weeks.
“This is the time trees start to pollinate heavily and I think the weather has accelerated that,” said Dr. Dawson.
“I enjoy going outside every evening with my kids and my son is in soccer so we're doing that and we have a dog now,” said Carter.
Melissa Carter says her allergies are so bad she just started getting shots a few weeks ago. Since then she’s noticed a huge difference.
But she’s not the only one suffering.
"I get up in the mornings and I do the Nasonex spray in the morning and at night before I go to bed plus I take the Zyrtek cause I've got the cough and the sneezing the itchy watery eyes, all of it,” said Teresa Ryder of St. Albans.
Doctors says whether you take over the counter medicine for minor issues, or have to seek more serious treatment, there’s no reason you can’t get outside and enjoy the great weather!
“You really just kind of have to bear with it and we're in it for the long haul. We probably won't get out of this spring season until about mid-June,” said Dr. Dawson.
The doctor also says it's best to go outside during the middle of the day. Pollen is typically the worst early in the morning and late in the evening.
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