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Spring allergies hit El Paso harder than most cities


EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- Those with seasonal spring allergies will usually see symptoms in March and last through May. Last year The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America ranked El Paso as the 15th worst place to live in the U.S. for allergy sufferers during the spring season. El Paso placed 3rd worst in the state of Texas behind, San Antonio and McAllen.

El Paso’s warm and windy weather has sand, seeds, and pollen spread in the air. The main three types of pollen-creating allergens are grass, tree, and ragweed pollen.

It’s important to start preparing now before the pollen reaches its peak allergy level. Make an appointment with an allergist or start taking allergy medication two weeks before you typically start to feel symptoms. Preparing now can help ease your symptoms throughout the season. If you’ve never been tested now is a great time as you can learn what you are allergic to.

Article Topic Follows: Health

Michael Courier

Multimedia Journalist


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