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Colder weather is reason for delayed allergy season

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You may have noticed your allergies aren't as bad as what they were at this time last year.  One reason is because trees and flowers aren't blooming yet which keeps the pollen count down.  

According to Pollen.com, the allergy level is low, but it will rise throughout the week.  Quincy Medical Group Allergist Gary Carpenter said the difference between this year and last is like night and day.  

"We had people coming in February with allergy symptoms, this year we're just getting the routine follow ups and not seeing people beating our doors down trying to get in," Carpenter said. 

Carpenter said one way you can help prevent allergies is to close windows in the Spring and shower after working or playing outside to get the pollen off.

 

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