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.

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