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High pollen counts are bad news for allergy sufferers

Amarillo, TX - Allergy sufferers probably won't see relief anytime soon, as pollen levels continue to remain high.

Tree pollen levels are expected to stay high for the next few days, weed pollens are expected to get better, while grass pollens are going to get worse.

As the pollen levels increase, more patients are visiting the Allergy ARTS center suffering from the sniffles, itchy, watery eyes and other allergy symptoms.

Meteorologist Allan Gwyn says the rain is the main cause for the increase in pollen and it probably won't get any better.

Allergists say although you may not think your allergies are a serious problem, you shouldn't just avoid them.

"Don't take these symptoms lightly because they can make your life more miserable, seek medical attention as much as you need to. It can cause serious infection, it can cause serious asthma attacks. The morbidity can be high," said Dr. Constantine Saadeh, an allergist at the Allergy ARTS center.

If you are suffering from allergies and need an immediate fix, Doctor Saadeh says you can use an over the counter allergy medication.

 

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