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Mar 18, 2014 7:20 PM by Leah Kraus

Allergy flare-ups common this time of year

Driving when the dust is flying can be a difficult task, but it can also have health consequences like allergy flare-ups.

Dr. Daniel Soteres calls them the seven dwarves of allergies -- itchy, runny, drippy, sneezy, grumpy, dopey, and weezy.

He says right now tree pollen is in full force, and as temperatures warm up later this week and in the coming months, your allergies could get even worse.

Allergists say when the weather warms back up and the pollens get high again then those with allergies will be even more uncomfortable.

If you're struggling, help is out there. A number of products are available at drugstores to help you combat allergies, but you can also do a skin prick test if you're unsure on what you're allergic to.

The way it works is drops of solution containing different allergens are placed on the skin and needle pricks allow the solution to enter. Red, raised bumps mean you're allergic.

The test can help a doctor decide what the best treatment is for you.

 

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