Gearing Up for Spring Allergies
Ohio allergist Dr. Patel appeared on Fox 28 news to discuss the upcoming allergy season. Experts predict this year to be the worst allergy season to date. There are a few reasons why you can expect your allergies to begin acting up:
- The long and wet winter set up perfect conditions for mold growth–a common allergen.
- With global warming, we are now experiencing more carbon dioxide in the air. This helps to nourish the plants, triggering more pollen production.
Dr. Patel dives into what an allergy is and who can suffer from them. An allergy is when you experience a reaction to something you are sensitized to such as dander and pollen. Some people are born with allergies, and others develop them later on in life. If your parents suffer from allergies, you are more likely to experience allergies.
View the full video on YouTube. Dr. Patel covers allergy treatment options and tips to limit your allergic reactions.