There could be a one-two punch this allergy season. That’s because the normal springtime allergies could be coupled with mold hidden behind the walls of homes flooded by Sandy.
Spring begins a week from tomorrow, which means allergy season is fast approaching.
Superstorm Sandy may be more than a month behind us, but the danger still lingers in damaged homes.
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Tuesday was the first full day of spring, but it’s felt like the new season for quite some time here in the Tri-State Area. Now some are relishing this warm weather, but for some with allergies, it has been miserable.
Pollen counters are getting an early start at Dr. Leonard Bielory’s office in Springfield. “March 10 has usually been our regular. February 22, 23, and 24 are not the normal times,” he said.
Ragweed pollen has hit the air a few weeks earlier then usual. It’s a pattern that’s been developing over the past 20 years, says Dr. Leonard Bielory.
Battling allergies is a complicated fight, as one a local radio journalist knows about firsthand.
This is an especially tough and brutal time for many people with allergies. Even with medicine and other remedies, people do things everyday that could be making their allergies even worse.
It hardly seems like the time to be shutting up the house, but for allergy sufferers, that may be precisely the ticket for surviving this pollen-coated spring.
The bright days of spring are certainly welcome after a long dark winter but not for everyone. If you have allergies, your runny nose and watery eyes can lead to an even more serious condition.
The wet winter and brief warm spell in March have contributed to an early allergy season.
Allergist researchers from Rutgers University say because of the cold and wet winter, the Tri-State is going to have a high pollen count.