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Seasonal allergies are getting worse each year. Any ideas why?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice

In brief: ADDED NEW Allergies

Over time your 'overactive' immune system may be adding several allergies to your list of sensitivities.
Studies show that when >2 allergens are present in your environment at once you will be symptomatic (exhibiting many symptoms). Since many allergens have a season you may become symptomatic longer when new allergens are added. When multiple allergens are present your symptoms may worsen.

In brief: ADDED NEW Allergies

Over time your 'overactive' immune system may be adding several allergies to your list of sensitivities.
Studies show that when >2 allergens are present in your environment at once you will be symptomatic (exhibiting many symptoms). Since many allergens have a season you may become symptomatic longer when new allergens are added. When multiple allergens are present your symptoms may worsen.
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine

In brief: Plants bloom

This when many plants "bloom" meaning they release pollen into the air.These airborne particles may cause allergic signs and symptoms.

In brief: Plants bloom

This when many plants "bloom" meaning they release pollen into the air.These airborne particles may cause allergic signs and symptoms.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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