One week into spring and allergies are already hitting hard

WORST BRENNAN MCDAVID EXPLAINS. IS YET TO COME. BRENNAN MCDAVID EXPLAINS. BRENNAN: DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE IS
BEAUTIFUL DURING SPRING, BUT THE
LUSH GREEN AND COLORFUL FLOWERS
CAN BE DECIEVING. >> WE SEE A LOT OF ITCHY, RED,
WATERY EYES, SNEEZING, NASAL
CONGESTION AND RUNNY NOSE
PREDOMINANTLY. BRENNAN: SIGNS ALLERGY SEASON IS
UPON US. BUT WITH TEMPERATURES STILL ON
THE COOL SIDE, DR JAMES KUHLEN
SAYS THERE SEEMS TO BE A SLIGHT
DELAY IN THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS
SEEKING RELIEF. >> WE HAVE NOT SEEN A MAJOR
INFLUX YET, BUT I SUSPECT IT
WILL BE WITHIN THE NEXT FEW
WEEKS. SARAH: EVEN ON THE TOP OF YOUR
CAR, THAT GREEN SALEM, THAT IS
THE TREE POLLEN. THAT COMES FIRST. NEXT COME THE GRASSES, USUALLY
MIDSUMMER TO LATE SUMMER POLLEN. BRENNAN: IF YOU FEEL THAT YOUR
ALLERGY SEASON GETS WORSE EACH
YEAR, WYFF NEWS 4’S
METEOROLOGIST SARAH FORTNER SAYS
YOU ARE NOT CRAZY. A RECENT STUDY FROM CLIMATE
CENTRAL FOUND THE GROWING SEASON
OR THE LENGTH OF TIME WITH ABOVE
FREEZING TEMPERATURES, IS
ACTUALLY GETTING LONGER, WHICH
MAKES FOR MORE POLLEN. SARAH: WHAT WE’RE SEEING IS ON
AVERAGE SINCE 1970, THE GROWING
SEASON IS ABOUT 19 DAYS LONGER
THAN IT WAS IN 1970. BRENNAN: DR. KUHLEN SAYS THERE
ARE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO REDUCE
THE SYMPTOMS OF ALLERGIES. LIKE SHOWERING, WEARING A MASK
DURING YARD WORK AND KEEPING
YOUR WINDOWS SHUT. >> EVERYBODY WANTS TO OPEN UP
THEIR HOMES, DO SPRING CLEANING,
AIR THINGS OUT, BUT OPENING UP
YOUR HOME LET’S THAT SMALL
MICROSCOPIC POLLEN COME IN
SETTLE ON YOUR CLOTHES AND FURNITURE AND FOR BAD POLLEN
SUFFERERS THAT CAN WRECK HAVOC. — THAT CAN WREAK HAVOC. BR

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