COLORADO SPRINGS— The tree pollen count is already medium to high in Colorado, according to Pollen.com. Some trees release pollen as early as mid-February, said a local allergist.
"[People are] like, 'can't be my allergies, snow's on the ground,' said Pikes Peak Allergy and Asthma allergist Dr. Nathanael Brady. "Late February into March, it really starts ramping up."
Itchy eyes, feeling stuffed up, and flaring asthma can be signs you have allergies.
Taking over-the-counter allergy meds daily works best. If problems persist, seek additional help from your local allergist.
Pollen can stick to your clothes, hair, and skin. Dr. Brady recommends covering up with hats, scarves, and sunglasses. Also, keep your house and car windows closed.
"We like that fresh air but what's going to happen is it's going to bring all those pollen molecules in with it," said Dr. Brady.
Dr. Brady said to change your clothes after being outside and shower before bed.
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