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Experts expect severe allergy season

Spring has arrived and experts are warning that this year could be challenging for those who suffer from allergies.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Spring has arrived and experts are warning that this year could be challenging for those who suffer from allergies.

The 2013 allergy season is expected to begin 14 days earlier than usual in many parts of the country.

Seasonal allergies are expected to last about 30 days longer than normal through October.

Experts blame higher carbon dioxide levels in the air and lots of wet weather in late winter.

The combination puts plants in overdrive, producing three to five times more pollen.

Experts advise:

  • Not waiting until symptoms are at their worst before taking your anti-allergy medication,
  • Using oversize sunglasses and hats to keep pollen from their eyes and hair
  • And taking a shower and changing clothes to keep pollen away sleeping areas
  • If severe, allergy tests should be taken

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