Dr. Warrier Talks About Spring Allergies Starting Early

Dr. Priya Warrier talked to Andrea Walker of WKYT about how the mild winter this year brought on higher levels of pollen sooner that may stick around longer. Technically spring started on March 20th, but this year we had multiple days in February where the pollen levels were high, which typically we don’t see until March. See the full story at the link below:

Spring allergy season starting early in Kentucky

Over-the-counter medications and allergy shots are just a couple options for those looking for relief. Dr. Warrier also discussed the FDA-approved tablets available to develop an immunity to specific allergens. It’s recommended for those suffering to get an allergy test to find out what they are allergic to and to determine the best course of treatment.

Common Allergy Symptoms

  • Sinus Congestion
  • Runny Nose
  • Post-Nasal Drip
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Itchy or Watery Eyes

Symptoms that may not be recognized as allergy-related include:

  • Headaches
  • Sore Throat
  • Loss of Taste or Smell
  • Low Productivity/Poor Concentration
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Snoring

If you are suffering from any of the above allergy symptoms and think allergies may be the cause, talk to your doctor or schedule an allergy test to find out what’s bothering you.