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Allergy Season is in Full Bloom and Texans are Looking for Relief

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Those with seasonal allergies need to prepare for itchy, watery eyes, and more sneezing. It’s reported that the pollen count in parts of Texas for grass and trees is spiking, which generally means an increase in trips to the pharmacy for relief.

In a report by NBC DFW, owner of Texas Star Compounding Pharmacy, Donna Barsky, explained, “We are seeing a lot of allergies come through now. People who are not raised here, may not realize these are allergies or allergens that they are reacting to.” To put it mildly, Barsky further described the situation saying, “A lot of fungus in the air…everything is starting to bloom. It’s like putting us in a Ziploc bag, zipping us up, and we’re breathing it all.”

Allergy Season is in Full Bloom and Texans are Looking for Relief

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After just making it through Cedar Fever season (generally January through March), we could all use some relief. However, KXAN had reported earlier this year that, “…with the end of the drought that took place in Texas from 2011 to 2015, the increased rain from the past two seasons will result in increased pollen levels, making allergy sufferers more miserable than in typical years.” Although at the present time, allergy sufferers might be reacting to grass and trees, the results are still typical. A runny nose, nasal blockage, itchy, watery eyes, and sneezing are the typical reactions to the high pollen release we’ll be experiencing. Unfortunately, according to news reports, the next perpetrator will be molds and mites. As the cycle continues, Texans will be looking for any remedy that promises relief from the suffering. General pollen counts for central Texas and the Texas Hill Country can be found at the link provided here. North Texas sufferers can look for further details here. East Texas details are provided here. West Texas (which appears to be suffering more from mold allergies at present) can find more information on pollen counts here. South Texas details are available here.