Spring is in the air, literally.
Over the next few days, many parts of the country may experience high pollen levels.
Dr. Castellaw with the Baptist Medical Group said, “This is probably one of the worst allergy seasons that we have seen in years.”
Castellaw said the signs are clear to see and even easier to feel.
“If the drainage from your nose and things that you're coughing start to change color and consistency, then you need to go see the doctor,” Dr. Castellaw said.
The problem comes when the signs go un-treated. Allergies can turn into much more serious issues.
Dr. Castellaw said, “And oftentimes those allergy problems lead to infections like sinus infections, bronchitis and even pneumonia.”
Castellaw adds if you're going to take over the counter medicine - be careful. If you have high blood pressure - check the ingredients.
The doctor suggested, “If you have heart problems, thyroid problems you have to stay away from them.”
While the allergy season may have already started, it will likely get harder to deal with before your symptoms subside.
Dr. Castellaw said, “Things are still blooming and actively going we're still seeing cases daily of people coming in who are getting sick.”