The warm winter prompted an earlier allergy season.
It started a little early because of our warm winter, but we are now hitting the peak of allergy season. Dr. David Lang, an allergist at the Cleveland Clinic, says allergy sufferers are dealing with a double-whammy.
"Tree pollens is March and April and then late-April and certainly into May the grass season begins. So, if you’re allergic to tree and grass pollen, it’s a double hit."
He says if your allergic reactions to tree pollens and grasses are interfering with your daily activities, it’s time to do something about it.
Dr. Lang says one of the easiest ways to put pollen in its place is to fire up the air conditioner: "Air conditioning is a major measure that can be effective. With the air conditioner on and the windows closed, you cut down the indoor pollen count by 90 percent or more. So, air conditioning in buildings and in cars is key for reducing level of symptoms, medication reliance. "
If you are still not finding relief, he says you should consider seeing an allergist, who may recommend allergy shots.