For all the allergy sufferers out there, 2013 is not going to get any easier for you.
Experts and doctors are warning that the allergy season this year is lasting longer and getting more severe.
“It’s going to be a long year, going to be a lot of antihistamines used by a lot of people this spring and summer,” Dr. Scott Burger, from Doctors Express explained. “We had some moisture but not a lot of snow and frost where things were dying off and people’s gardens are very robust this year and also in wooded areas, there’s a lot more foliage and as a result of that, things have just had a more robust growing season this spring.”
At the same time, with the recent climate change and higher-than-normal carbon dioxide emissions, pollen production is more intense than usual.
“Not only is the pollen more prolific,” added Dr. Clifford Bassett, an assistant professor from NYU. “but it seems to be more powerful, supercharged.”
Watch the 10-part video series below to learn more about ways to identify allergy symptoms, manage allergies, as well as ways to avoid allergens like dust, pollen, and pet dander from accumulating in your home.