Dr. Joseph Leija, an allergist at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park, said tree pollen counts have been very high in the past week; causing a lot of sneezing, itchy, and watery eyes, and even some headaches.
The frigid, snowy winter might help delay allergy season this spring, but mold and pollen problems could be worse than usual once allergy season is underway.
Have you noticed it? Something in the air, making your eyes scratchy, your nose runny and your attitude pretty lousy? CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.
If you’ve felt your allergies kicking in, well, it’s that time of year. The latest readings show elevated amounts of grass and weed pollen, and mold.
If you’re inclined to allergies, you might have to pull out the hankies a couple of weeks earlier than usual.
The sneezing, the wheezing, those watery, red eyes; seasonal allergies are in full swing. For many, relief is just a drugstore counter away. But as CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports, more and more allergy sufferers are taking a road to relief that’s paved by Mother Nature.
An area allergist who records the official allergy count for the Midwest predicts this could be one of the worst allergy seasons ever for Chicago-area residents.