Pollen counts high allergy season in full bloom

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Itchy red eyes, sneezing, a runny nose – if you have any of these symptoms, you probably already know that allergy season is in full bloom. But you don’t have to suffer. There are a few things you can do to feel better.

As you step outside you may see a fine yellow film covering your car and feel the familiar symptoms as you breathe in the spring air.

Pollen is everywhere!

And that means misery for allergy sufferers!

Pollen levels on Wednesday were high, 9.7 on a 12 point scale according to Pollen.com.
The main irritants are oak, mulberry and ash. 

Eye drops and over the counter allergy medications can be very helpful along with cold compresses to reduce swelling and alleviate suffering.

"The good news about this time of year is it will get better. Allergy season has been bad for the last 2 to 3 weeks you've got about another 2 to 3 weeks of suffering. And then it will get better for the summer,” said Dr. James Harris, Allergist with the South Bend Clinic.

Rain is in the forecast meaning pollen will be washed out of the air. By Thursday the allergy level will be down to medium.

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