Springing into a Rough Allergy Season

By: Denise Wong Email
By: Denise Wong Email

RENO, NV - While the weather has been gorgeous, it's not so great for people with grass allergies. And experts say it's just going to get worse.

"My throat feels like it's on fire and I'm really snotty," says Ryland Campbell. The 7-yeasr-old is explaining what it's like being an active kid, living with grass allergies. His mom says it's anything but fun and games.

"Springtime is rough! It's rough!" says Tracie Campbell, who has two sons with allergies.

"I think we will have a pretty high allergy season for grass allergy. It's already started," says Dr. Boris Lokshin at Allergy and Asthma Associates in Sparks. He says our spring weather could make this allergy season worse than the last one.

"We had a lot of snow melt so in general the ground is saturated. And we had rains recently," says Dr. Lokshin. "We've had a lot of water for plants to grow and they're really healthy and happy and pollinating. And what's happy for plants is not always happy for us, for people with allergies."

He says if you're allergic to grass, you probably won't see much relief for about a month.

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