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Weather Causing Worse-Than-Usual Allergy Season

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BOSTON (CBS) — If you suffer from allergies, it’s not your imagination – this season is bad.

Allergy Immunologist Dr. Karen HSU Blatman from Brigham and Women’s Hospital says she’s seeing a lot of patients complaining about the grass, tree pollen and mold that are colliding together this year because of the weather.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Diane Stern reports


Weather Causing Worse-Than-Usual Allergy Season

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“I recommend when people come into the home, they take a shower,” Dr. Blatman said noting pollen can get stuck in hair and on clothing.

While allergy sufferers have long relied on over-the-counter medications or allergy shots, Dr. Blatman said a new medication delivers the same medication administered through an allergy shot, orally. The only problem is, that pill must be taken four months in advance of allergy season.



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