Allergists across Lexington are beginning to see a spike in patients suffering from allergies and they anticipate another bad season.
In 2008, Lexington was rated the number one worst city for allergies out of the U.S. according to the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America.
Doctors are already seeing an increasing number of patients weekly, with the typical symptoms, such as watery eyes and sneezing.
Dr. Rodney Mann with Thoroughbred Allergy & Asthma Center, says, " The weather affects the amount of allergens in the air. We began to see an increase in patients last month."
Dr. Mann suggests a few things to help prevent an allergy attack. Allergy sufferers should rely solely on central air instead of opening the windows. Also, you should change clothes, wash your hands, and wash your hair after spending time outdoors.
Currently, Lexington is experiencing a moderate level of tree allergens. Grass allergens will peak in mid-May while ragweed will peak in early September.
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