Tough Allergy Season
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CREATED Apr. 25, 2013
Those winds make it tough on allergy sufferers.
You can't go anywhere these days without seeing and hearing people sniffling and sneezing.
And brace yourself, it's about to get worse.
We spoke to Dr. Dan Cosgrove on the phone who told us this past month many of his patients have complained of bad allergies.
He told us April is the month when people often suffer worst from allergy symptoms.
Doctor Cosgrove recommended avoiding outdoor activity, if you can.
And taking about 10 milligrams a day of an over the counter antihistamine like Claritan.
And if your eyes are red, dry or scratchy, try antihistamine eye drops.
Many valley residents we spoke with say this is a bad year for their allergies.
"I don't know what it is I'm allergic too, but it's got to have something to do, it's always in the hotter months, never in the colder months," said Palm Desert resident, Mary Groner.
"This last year has been about the worst and all the golf courses that are out there too, that doesn't help a lot, but when that sand kicks up and everything, hard to breath," said Sam Azzarella of Palm Desert.
"Runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, a lot of wind and just congestion, so yes, it's definitely affected our family," said Cathedral City resident, Monica Valadez.
"And dry throat, very dry, and post nasal drips," said Luz Maria Matha of Cathedral City resident.
We checked the Weather Channel's Pollencast for the next three days, trees will be the big offender with very high pollen levels.
And grass will also be high here in the desert.
So expect more sniffles and sneezing if you're outdoors.