Blame it on the drought. That’s right. The lack of significant rainfall has left Bay Area residents reaching for the tissue. Spring officially arrives on March 20 (35 days away), but people around the Bay Area are already suffering with Seasonal Allergies. Trees are pollinating and people are miserable. It is believed approximately 40 million Americans have aggressive reactions to high pollen counts.
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Spring is here, the weather is warm and the air is freely blowing all those nasty allergens all over the place. Take a few steps to help protect yourself this allergy season.
It’s tough for allergy sufferers to appreciate the beauty of spring, and doctors say the drought California is facing is making it even tougher for them in the Bay Area.
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Spring doesn’t officially begin until Wednesday, but people throughout the Bay Area with allergies are already suffering.
Doctors are seeing an increase in adults with no childhood history of allergies sneezing, wheezing and coughing. A growing number of adults are developing what’s called adult onset allergies.
Some allergy sufferers are tossing out the allergy medication and trying what they call sweet relief and turning to honey. They’re using local, unfiltered honey, made in the Bay Area in hopes of easing allergy symptoms.