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Allergy Sufferers Brace For Rough Season

Dr. Constantine Saadeh, Allergy A.R.T.S. Dr. Constantine Saadeh, Allergy A.R.T.S.

By Megan Moore
NewsChannel 10

AMARILLO, TEXAS - Fall may be fast approaching, but so is prime ragweed season, which can do a number on anyone who suffers from allergies.

The rain we had over the last few months may have made a lot of people happy, but they may change their minds come fall if they have allergies.

That's because the more rain, the more ragweed - the main culprit of hay fever.

It thrives from August to the end of November.

Dr. Constantine Saadeh of Allergy A.R.T.S. says, "it doesn't need much water to grow but the more water it gets, the more it will grow. So basically the ragweed has grown tremendously."

To compound that for allergy sufferers, anyone who has a hard time with indoor allergens like pet dander or dust mites will have an especially hard season dealing with ragweed.

Dr. Saadeh says the indoor allergens prime the body for the outdoor ones because the airways are already inflamed.

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