Spring Allergies Are in the Air

If you suffer from outdoor allergies, all the sneezing, itchy eyes and difficulty breathing can be blamed on one thing and that is the amount of snow melt we've had.

Allergists say once dead leaves and tree branches are exposed, mold and pollen particles are released into the air causing nose inflammation.

(Dr. Arkapol Piyamahunt, St. Alexius Medical Center Allergy Specialist):  "Inflammation is caused by an immune reaction. It means that your body, by some reason, is making more against certain things like pollen, trees, grass, weed or mold.”

Now, if you suffer from indoor allergies, using an air conditioning or heating system to circulate the air throughout your house can help with spring allergies, too.

KFYR TV
Mark Charter, Reporting