Allergies in full force

By Tiffany Teasley – bio | email

CINCINNATI, OH ( FOX19) - Spring is in full bloom and the sneezing and sniffling isn't far behind.

"A lot of coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, watery eyes," said Jeff Heilman who suffers from allergies
That's what brings Heilman to the doctor Tuesday.
"Trying to get it before it gets too bad," Heilman said.
And Heilman isn't alone, Dr. David Bernstein of University of Cincinnati say a high pollen count is causing outrageous allergies, not even meds can control them.
"The amount of pollen exposure seems to be overriding the effects of all the medications at this point," Bernstein said.
Heilman says Tuesday alone, Pollen counts topped out around 3,000 grains per cubic meter of air, and the norms are around just 1,000, he says Oak Pollen is contributing to most of the symptoms they're seeing.
"The tree pollen will go from early March to the middle of May, the problem is the grass pollen begins in the middle of may and continues through June," Bernstein said.

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