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Welcome To Spring Allergy Season

Posted at 3:40 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 17:51:14-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Itchy eyes, runny noses, and sneezing. Spring is here.

Doctors in Kentucky say that allergies here are no joke, and the mild Kentucky winters mean a rough Spring allergy season.

“If it doesn’t get really cold or we don’t have a spring frost, then spring pollens can be devastating to some patients,” said Dr. Beth Miller, chief of the Division of Allergy and Immunology at the University of Kentucky and the Director of UK Asthma, Allergy and Sinus Clinics.

It’s still early on in the allergy season, but doctors say that they’re already hearing about it.

“We’ve had several patients already complaining that their allergies are killing them,” said Miller.

While Kentucky is not at the nightmarish point that Georgia is at where pollen is coming off the trees in giant smoky looking clouds, doctors say that could be waiting for us.

Miller said that there are good over the counter medicines for allergies, you just need to give them some time to work.

If you’re still suffering, doctors can help.

“Allergy shots are very effective if medicines aren’t managing your symptoms,” said Miller.