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Are Your Allergies Worse This Year

All  these lovely spring showers are bringing serious discomfort to allergy sufferers around the valley. March was wetter than normal — precipitation was 2.25 inches, almost an inch above the normal amount. More water means more green growth, which means more pollen fills the air. For local doctors, that means a rise in the number of hay fever patients seeking relief. It’s going to get worse before it gets better. “It’s not even the peak yet,” said Dr. Joe Llenos, a board-certified family physician with West Valley Medical Group in Caldwell. “May will be the peak for trees, and then the grass and ragweed start coming”/Sharon Strauss, Idaho Press-Tribune. More here.

Question: What do you take for your spring allergies? Does it help much?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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