Long winter may mean a severe allergy season

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Even though spring weather has been delayed this year, the allergy season is still coming.

The snow continues to melt away and finally we’re starting to see some signs of spring. The trees are starting to bud and some plants are starting to sprout.

But if you’re an allergy sufferer you’ve probably had it pretty easy up until now.

Because everything has been delayed experts say this allergy season will be one of the worst because the pollen will come on strong all at once.

“Some of those symptoms basically sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, sometimes it can become a little bit severe like sinus pressure that can turn into infection like sinusitis,” said Dr. Ahmed Elmogy of Chicopee Urgent Care.

If you have severe allergies you should avoid going outside when the pollen count is high. Don’t hang laundry outdoors and shower off when you come inside.

The tree pollen is expected to be on the rise over the next several weeks.

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