NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – The wet winter and brief warm spell in March have contributed to an early allergy season for the Tri-State Area.

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“Symptoms began about two weeks ago and the dominant season now is tree season,” says Midtown allergist Arthur Lubitz.

For Joe Krieger of Brooklyn, it’s been a season of sneezin’.

“My nose is running. I’m stuffy in my sinuses. Post nasal drip down my throat,” says Krieger. “Headache and just fatigue like I just want to sleep all day.”

The spring allergy season is hitting some hard says Lubitz, who thinks we could be in for a rough couple of months.

“You know, prophecy is the one course I didn’t go to in med school,” says Lubitz. “But generally, if the weather patterns are heavy rain and cold in the fall and the winter, late winter, February, there will be a strong season.”

The doctor says taking medication when symptoms are minor helps.

“Allergies build up in a crescendo manner,” says Lubitz.

He also says staying indoors between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. can help.

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