Allergy season expected to be bad

Allergy season expected to be bad

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - There is not much relief in sight for allergy sufferers.

Experts say a shortened spring due to the long winter may create a more intense allergy season.

"With the long winter and heavy snow fall, all that moisture was absorbed by the trees and helps them actually pollinate," said Dr. Roshini Raj.

Some allergists in the Tristate region say they've already seen a noticeable increase in patients as the weather has gotten warmer.

There are several steps you can take if you're allergy prone:

  • treat early; take your medication before the allergy acts up
  • use over-the-counter medications regularly
  • see an allergist so you can figure out what you're allergic to
  • take a shower as soon as you get home from being outside
  • leave your shoes outside your home if possible
  • keep the windows closed
  • dawn and dusk are the worst time for allergy sufferers; avoid the outdoors during those times

On the bright side, there's the possibility that a quick cold snap beginning late Tuesday when trees are blossoming could provide some relief. 

Lewis Ziska, an ecologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, tells The Record that it could be an all-or-nothing allergy season.

Allergists say that even if climate trends point to higher pollen counts over time, allergy sufferers have access to more over-the-counter medications than ever.

"It's going to be a bad allergy season," said Dr. Raj.

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