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Texoma Weather is Triggering More Pollen in the Air

Texomans are suffering through the peak of allergy season. If you have been sneezing, coughing, or having itchy eyes you are not alone. There is a lot of pollen in the air. 
 

Allergist Doctor Fitzsimmons tells Newschannel 6 the recent change in the  weather is triggering some plants to pollinate more than usual. Dr. Fitzsimmons says the added pollen in the air along with being at the peak of allergy season, is making people's allergy symptoms unbearable.

The recent dry winds and switch in weather temperatures spell disaster for anyone with allergies. Dr. Mac Fitzsimmons says symptoms might be more severe right now and he is seeing it daily in his patients.   

Dr. Fitzsimmons says, "The most common symptoms we find are nasal congestion, drainage, sneezing, and some people are having itchy watery eyes. People with more severe allergies can actually set off full blown asthma attacks with the pollen."

And pollen is the main issue. Dr. Fitzsimmons says besides it being the peak of allergy season, the recent change in weather is triggering ragweed to pollinate. Also because of dry conditions dust and grass particles are airborne. It is causing everyone to be affected. He says Adults and kids are feeling bothered. "They would be distracted by their sneezing, by their drippy nose, and they're just not paying quite as much attention to the teacher. The same thing happens to say a bag teller or anybody else."


Teresa Brockway says from the moment she wakes up her symptoms are full blown. "When the winds blowing it sends my allergies up the scale to over a hundred. There are days I can't even hardly breath from all of it. I have to go see the doctor."

Helen Wallace, someone who usually does not have allergies says her recent symptoms are annoying. "Kind of embarrassing for your nose to drip and the sneezing is a little bit irritating."

Dr. Fitzsimmons says if you are having trouble with allergies it might make a difference to wash your hair every night. He says hair carries lots of dust and pollen and if you sleep and inhale it from your pillow allergies can get more severe.

Dr. Fitzsimmons tells Newschannel 6 come mid October mountain cedar will start to pollinate in the area. He says because of the combination of weather in North Texas we have pollen in the air all year.

 

Natalie Garcia,  Newschannel 6 

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