Allergy Season’s Early Start Caused By Weak Winter, Experts Warn

Spring clothing is making an early appearance this year. Parts of the country are experiencing warm temperatures, leaving Americans scratching their heads wondering what happened to winter. But experts warn the unseasonably warm winter has brought another early sighting: allergy season.

Allergists are sounding the alarm that headaches, sniffles and running noses might not be a cold – which is usually common this time of year – but the early onset of what might be a long, dragged out spring allergy season.

“Spring is in the air,” according to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. “And so are billions of tiny pollens that trigger allergy symptoms in millions of people.”

Symptoms of seasonal allergies, collectively known as hay fever, include itching in the nose, roof of mouth, throat and eyes, sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, tearing eyes and dark circles under the eyes. According to, with early March bringing temperatures as high as 70 degrees in some parts of the country, trees such as birch, cedar and pine are pollinating weeks earlier than expected.

“Earlier springs could potentially cause more pollen exposure for many people, prolonging the problem,” Mike Tringale, vice president of external affairs at the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, told Read more in CBS.

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  1. Unfortunately I feel it all year round. But in the past few days ….. Hatchu I have been feeling it a bit worse than usual. One word of advise those that suffer from allergies should take it a bit easy when cleaning for pesach so when you come to the seder you can enjoy it while enjoying having your family there as well instead of…. Hatchu. sneezing . Wishing everyone a Chag Kasher V’sameach And an easy going Spring season.

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