High pollen count not good for people with allergies

High pollen count not good for people with allergies
Spring is in the air and so is pollen, which is not good news for those with seasonal allergies. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Spring is in the air and so is pollen. That's not good news for those with seasonal allergies, like Ryann Bartholomew.

"I'm so tired of my allergies. Me, my mom and my dad are all suffering," Bartholomew said.

According to Dr. Wahid at Your Doctor's office, allergy season started a little bit earlier this year.

"It started in March, very early March," Wahid said.

He said it's all thanks to the lack of rain we've seen in Alabama.

"Last few weeks, it's not raining. So, that's why the pollen count is so high," Wahid said.

An increase in pollen means an increase in allergy symptoms.

"Runny nose, itchy eyes, itchy throat, sometimes I can walk outside and my eyes start immediately watering and everything because of the pollen," Bartholomew said.

But, there are some things she's been doing to alleviate her symptoms.

"I had to up my prescription for Claritin at Walgreens,” Bartholomew said.

Dr. Wahid said that's all she really can do.

"We cannot cure it. We treat it, but we cannot cure it," Wahid said.

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