Allergy season is here

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – It may not quite look like spring, but some people are already feeling the effects of allergy season.

Franciscan Saint Elizabeth Practitioner Malinda Hoffman says they are already receiving patients with allergies. Hoffman said many of these patients think they have a cold. As the weather continues to warm, Hoffman said she expects to see more people affected by allergies.

“We’re just beginning to see the uptick of the allergy season. I do know the pollen count is high. About now is about the time we start to see complaints,” said Hoffman.

Cold and allergy symptoms are similar, however, the mucus is clear with seasonal allergies.

To help avoid allergy-like symptoms, Hoffman says to limit your exposure outside, change your clothes and keep your hands clean. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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