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The Spring Allergy Season Is Well Under Way


If you’ve been sneezing and sniffling more than usual lately, you’re not alone. The spring allergy season is well under way.

You may have noticed very recently the local urgent cars been jammed with patients. This is due to the high pollen counts that have led to allergy across the nation.
More and more people are suffering with red and itchy eyes, sneezing as well as runny noses. They are thinking have been caught with cold, but it is allergy and they are caught with it even if they have never had allergies anytime earlier in life.

Founder of American Family Care and AFC/Doctors Express, Dr Bruce Irwin, said the high pollen counts are causing people to react badly and hence they are immediately seeking medical attention.

Grass pollen also starts blooming this month and it will be counting heavily into May and June. In late summer ragweed and other pollens will have the same impact on the people.

However, it is said average wait time to see doctors is twenty days, but as people are busy and want immediate relief they immediately visits experts.

– In America about 40 million people have indoor and outdoor allergies. The most common causes of it are tree, grass and weed pollen.
– According to Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America there are more than 17 million outpatient office visits every year, and the most occurs in spring and fall.
– Allergies can be developed at any age and it is most likely to develop if there is a family history with it.
– If you take allergy medication, start taking it before your symptoms show.
– Keep your windows closed to keep pollen out — especially at bedtime. Change clothes, and shower before bed to rinse off any lingering pollen.

Experts said not to ignore allergy symptoms. If left untreated, they can lead to more serious problems, such as respiratory infection and asthma.

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