Sneezing Season Starting Early

By: Courtney Lassiter
By: Courtney Lassiter

Forecasters are calling this January the warmest on record across the country. That can only mean one thing as spring approaches.
"We are going to see an early allergy season. I've already been seeing allergy patients." Allergist Dr. Indar Jhamb says the varying temperatures could trigger allergies and make them worse.
Pharmacist Darren Lacefield gives some tips to medicine takers.
"The stronger the medicine the more drowsy." But, Jhamb says medicine alone may not do the trick. He suggests lifestyle changes like not smoking inside, leaving pets outside and keeping windows closed.
"10:00am - 4:00pm the pollen peaks, if you go running and you suffer from allergies go in the morning or late at night." He also says sufferers are well aware of their allergies, so beat being miserable during the spring by starting now.
"Don't stop medication if you feel better. Stick with the program."
Allergists say you can expect early season tree pollens to start climbing in about two weeks.
Those trees include like Maple, Elm and Poplar.

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