Worst allergy season in years?
Pollen counts off the charts
- Duration 2:48
- Date Mar 25, 2012
Pollen counts off the charts
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-- back now with the doctors and Sunday house call have you been sneezing and sniffling do you have itchy watery eyes.
Well you know early spring means early allergies.
And doctors are warning that we could be in for one of the worst allergy season.
In years -- of money that isn't good news are already feeling the effects.
That's exactly what is up a record another out at his ship it to -- you've got it six to seven million Americans suffer from this and this is a perfect time we're seeing.
The allergy symptoms coming in.
The truth is and -- -- -- is speak about the solo mode but pardons from trees and grass are gonna get into our system.
And it would be the offense the defense -- -- -- immune system that's gonna recognize it and it's going to react and his and his ability -- amid.
That's going to travesty to the runny nose itchy eyes -- -- -- -- and as asthmatic symptoms.
You reversible airway inflammation which is this past month so what do you do about it number one you need to recognize that you have it.
Number to make sure you stay away from it so look at the pollen count it's all online and you can check every day and make sure that you're not exposed to it if you comeback kid and take a shower you wanna get rid of all of those -- is you don't want to be indoor.
And finally if you use any kind of air conditioning make sure that it's basically circulating -- air from indoor and it's not bringing in your home outside and little button there.
I mean it's not fan I absolutely and make sure you close the doors and the windows because that's what you're exposed ultimately.
My good doctor over here is gonna give you all of -- -- is an antihistamine is.
To help you would I was about the -- -- -- -- you know and by the way not not -- for profit can't actually figure what you got the most important thing about the from the -- -- point of view.
Did you know that pollen is actually the mail again amenable flower it's actually the sperm of the -- -- I don't know -- what is -- it irritates -- it gets in the air especially on seasons this warm this early.
Because all the -- are coming back in bloom so the all the flowers are coming out and that's why we got high pollen count.
In Atlanta it's 55% higher pollen count in the record in history.
We have it all over the midwest do about it what do we do about it well.
Davidson one -- ready to take a shower either and during more than that before you try not to do your chores in the morning because that's when pollen is really coming out.
You if you're a doctor like me you don't mix up.
This with an upper respiratory infection you said patient comes -- sore -- -- got itchy -- you think allergies what else do you do you take your antihistamine as a preventive.
He also mentioned singular I like to use nasal steroid nasal sprays I know that's a bad allergy season.
I like to do what we call prophylactic treatment.
To get people treated before they have the symptoms take your antihistamine before the symptoms occur your approach to your doctor -- out get started on something in my I think I saw isolated on man I don't know how I determine that all of my kind got.