Tough Allergy Season Expected Following Difficult Winter

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Considering that snow still lingers on the ground across our area, it may be hard to fathom that allergy season is almost upon us. After a long and cold winter, doctors across Northcentral Wisconsin expect to see an increase in patients complaining about allergy symptoms as the weather begins to warm up.

After this winter, doctors say that a rapid increase in temperatures or fast change in season often causes allergies to flair up. It is something that is true this year in particular.

"I think it is expected that allergy symptoms may be worsened because of the dramatic change. I think people may notice that what they have done in the past may not be as effective right away." says Dr. Jordan Ashton of Marshfield Clinic.

Dr. Ashton says that the long winter has also had an effect on indoor allergy sufferers. Anyone allergic to dust or pets has likely experienced increased symptoms due to being stuck inside during the cold months.

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