Spring Season Causes Allergies - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/5/2006

Spring Season Causes Allergies

We know we've had a warm winter out here but actually, the entire country had the warmest January ever on record with an average temperature of 39.5 degrees. Turns out a mild winter sets the stage for a severe Spring when it comes to allergies.

Allergist Doctor David Peden says, "The warmer it is in January the more sneezy you'll be in March. That's because a warm winter triggers an early release of tree pollens" so, if you're a runner, here's what you can do to limit your allergy trouble. Dr. Peden also says,"Trees like to have their pollen out very early in the day so they have more chance to do their thing. If you like to run at 7:00 in the morning you are going to get more pollen exposure than in 5 o'clock in the afternoon."

If you have allergies, you're in a big group. It's estimated that 40 to 50 million Americans suffer with allergies.

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