Allergy Season in Full Swing

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, March 14, 2005

Local hospitals say they’re seeing more patients complaining of itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezing

"As soon as the weather started to clear we just started seeing a flood of patients suffering from allergies," says Doctor Arif Seyal, an allergist at Kaiser’s Rancho Cordova facility.

According to Seyal, the best advice is to take your allergy medication and let the lawn go. "The yard work is probably not a very good idea this time of the year. Try to stay indoors, even though everybody wants to enjoy the spring weather. Usually the allergy season will start to taper off when we start having really hot weather here."

Seyal adds that many people in the Sacramento area suffer from allergies because of airborne pollen, tiny particles released from trees and grasses by the wind.