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Allergy season is in full swing and there are some specific allergens that may make you extra sneezy this time of year.
NBCRightNow.com - Allergy season is in full swing and there are some specific allergens that may make you extra sneezy this time of year.
It is not looking good this allergy season right now the pollen counts are in the medium to high range but by this weekend, they will be in the red zone.
The pollens affecting us right now are alder, ash and mulberry.High pollen counts in this area are due to a combination of dry climate, high winds and a long growing season.
Dr. Amy person of Benton Franklin Health District says you can find out more about your specific allergies by getting a skin test, but it is important to go to your doctor with specific information about your symptoms.
"Sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference between allergies and a cold. Things you can look for are; allergies, because they're not an infection you won't see a fever with it typically it will be a runny nose clear water eyes," said Dr. Person, adding there are some tips to reduce your symptoms.
Avoid being outside on windy days, shower before bed and also clean your pet. Rather than leaving your windows open on high pollen days, use your AC.