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Experts Predict Harsh Spring Allergies

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - The long winter means many are dealing with late seasonal allergies. Experts predict this may be a difficult season.

Trees pollinate based on ground temperature, and because it snowed so late in spring, trees are pollinating later than usual.

Plus, this late tree season with coincide with the grass allergy season.

Common symptoms of allergies include itchy, red eyes, sneezing, congestion, and sometimes a cough.

"It’s going to be a bad spring. If you know you've had problems in the past, start on your medicines that you've used in the past, now. Don't wait for it to get even worse," says MD Todd Mahr, Pediatric Allergist at Gundersen Health System.

Experts recommend asking your doctor about over the counter antihistamines, nasal sprays, or a new oral agent that will desensitize you to allergens.

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