PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – If you have an allergy and your symptoms are unbearable, experts say that allergens in Pittsburgh are more significant compared to other parts of the country.
Region experienced this year, the symptoms of those affected will worsen.
You would not know it was only a few days to spring in Pittsburgh and the temperatures were cool, but experts say that now is the time for allergies.
"Now in March is the time to start the allergy medicine. that's a very important point, "said Dr. Marc Itskowitz, an internal medicine doctor at the Allegheny Health Network.
According to Itskowitz, this is especially true for allergy sufferers this year.
" We know the last two or three allergies The seasons were very severe due to pollen counts, "said Itskowitz.
The heavy rains that hit the Pittsburgh region this year will, according to experts, add extra water to the allergens and subsequent symptoms.
" In the spring It's mostly tree pollen, "said Itskowitz.
According to Itskowitz, some allergic persons may experience" dribbling in the nose or a scratchy neck, "while more significant sufferers may be" very symptomatic of severe fatigue. "
stronger allergic people than others in the country, "said Itskowitz," I think this has to do with air quality, we know that air quality is not here as good as in other parts of the country. "
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Experts also say that plants that sleep longer after a strong winter will return quickly and vigorously.
"Mold allergens tend to deteriorate when more air moisture is present in the air. In general, the trees and grass will be stronger, "said Itskowitz.
Doctors say it can take two weeks for many drugs to reach their full effectiveness, so take them now before the peak season in April treatment and testing are usually underway.
"Either empirically treated with so-called antihistamines and nasal steroids, or we can send them for allergy testing," said Itskowitz. "There are several types of allergy tests. There are blood tests, there are skin tests, depending on what type of allergy we are considering. "
Doctors say that if allergies fatigue you or interfere with school attendance or work, it is time to perform this combination of treatment and testing.