Now that Cedar Season is over, it's on to the next allergy season. But even though we're technically in between allergy seasons right now, there's a still a lot of people already suffering.
Sneezing season is just around the corner but some people may already be feeling it. Kelly Wolfskill has suffered from allergies for more than 10 years. "Right my eyes usually aren't even open. I wouldn't even have a voice because the drip would be so bad my voice would go away and just headaches all the time," she said.
The combination of warmer and windy weather is not helping.
"If they happen to be allergic maybe to elm, pollen, or oak pollen then a windy day will definitely make their symptoms worse." said Dr. Sandra McMahan, an Allergist at Scott & White.
"This year we have had increased rainfall with the winds we have you could probably see an increase in pollination of both grasses and trees this season," said Jentry Riddle of the Allergy and Asthma Clinic of Central Texas.
A solution to your allergy problems may be in an allergy shot. They're small doses of things that you're allergic to, in hopes that your body will get use to them.
"It's probably the best treatment option available for both prevention and treatment of allergy symptoms," said Riddle.
That's exactly what Kelly decided to do."Since I've had the shots, the symptoms have gone, have basically diminished," she said.
You can also stay indoors and over the counter medicine will help too. If all else fails, your doctor can prescribe oral medication, eye drops, and even nasal spray.
But Kelly will stick with her allergy shot. "I'm just so grateful I don't have to suffer anymore," she said.
Some other tips to keep your allergies in check: Keep a good filter on your furnace and use the re-circulation button in your car.
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