Prepare for ‘Worst Allergy Season’ in Years

First we suffer through a long, record-setting winter, and now we find out it’s going to be a long, record-setting allergy season. May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month — as if you couldn’t tell by all the sneezing and wheezing — and Tao Zheng, M.D., chief of the allergy and immunology section at the Yale University School of Medicine, predicts this allergy season “may be one of the worst in years,” she told Yale News. Why? A long, …

Grab a Tissue-Major Allergy Season Coming

Man, this winter just keeps on giving. Turns out those record-setting, lower-than-normal temperatures we just suffered through are now going to cause higher-than-normal pollen counts starting this month. Or, as Susan Kosisky, chief microbiologist at the U.S. Army Centralized Allergen Extract Laboratory, told the Washington Post, “Grab your Kleenex. It’s coming.” Evidently the long cold spell has given trees more time to build up pollen, which basically translates to lots of eye-watering, sneezy-wheezy misery as the weather warms and all …

Stock Up On Tissues: Fall Allergy Season Going To Be Bad

Itchy eyes, runny nose, lots of sneezing — yup,  it’s bad news for those of you who suffer during allergy season. Record high ragweed counts plus mold in the air from the recent wet weather will add up to the worst, and longest, fall allergy season yet, say allergy experts. “We’re going to have an allergy double whammy,” Clifford Bassett, MD, director of Allergy and Asthma Care  of New York, told ABC News. Fall’s typical ragweed pollen levels are already high, …