Spring Allergies Ahead

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The winter weather has been milder than usual contributing to the higher number of people suffering from mold allergies. But now that spring is just two weeks away, pollen allergies could also spike.

According to Dr. Ridhu Burton of the Allergy and Asthma Consultants of Mid-Michigan, weather can play a factor in allergy symptoms. But she says she is not certain what the coming season holds.

"There hasn't been a pattern over the years. So unfortunately I don't think anyone can predict what will come this pollen season. Only mother nature will tell."

Dr. Burton says the best way to alleviate allergy symptoms is to treat them with either over the counter or prescription medications. But if either of those treatments do not work, allergy shots are also an option. She also recommends avoiding going outdoors in the morning when both pollen and mold counts are at their highest.