Allergies Increase Due to Warmer Weather

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Doctors at Twin Rivers Urgent Care say because of the low moisture it should be an average season for allergies. However, people are already feeling side effects, like Kelly Morrow.

ā€œIā€™m starting to have a runny noise and an itchy throat,ā€ said Morrow.

Morrow says she been dealing with seasonal allergies since she was a little girl, and she's not the only one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the past 12 months around 17 million adults were diagnosed with having hay fever, also known as season allergies, while 6.6 million were reported with the same condition.

"If you look at the trees you can see the tree buds swelling, and as soon as they start swelling people start coming in with allergy problems," said Twin River Urgent Care, Doctor Wayne Weston.

Dr. Weston says children are also more likely to catch other sicknesses like the flu, if they have allergies.

"The allergies make these areas raw, and unfortunately these same areas are how we catch most of our infections," said Dr. Weston.

If your allergies are acting up, Dr. Weston suggests to take the appropriate medication, and stay away from things that can irritate them like trees, pollen, and dust.