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LANSING MICH. (WLNS) -
Although we are finally over the brutal polar vortex of last winter...we are still feeling the effects of it . This allergy season has been one of the worst .
"The trees have received a lot of moisture so the trees and all the plants are very healthy and they're releasing their pollens and so for the past two weeks the pollen count has been very high,"said Dr. Dave Gupta, Allergy & Asthma specialist.
All the snow delayed the release of pollen into the air, so now allergy sufferers are paying the price.
"All that pollen still has to come out," said Dr. Gupta. "The trees still have to pollinate and so now late April is when they are all coming out."
What can you do if you suffer from allergies? Over the counter medication is an option.
"Zyrtec and Allegra are the ones I prefer because I see my patients get significant relief from them," said Dr. Gupta.
Doctor Gupta also adds that that if you want to go outside but you have seasonal allergies, avoid going out during the early morning hours or at night...that's when pollen counts are especially high.
And just because you don't have allergies now...doesn't mean you won't get them later in life.
"Allergies can develop at any age. so we have patients come in who are very young and so even if patients have not had allergies in the past can still develop it, especially with the exposure we are having this season," said Dr. Gupta.
If you think you may have allergies--talk to you doctor about your best option of treatment.