Do all those cottonwood seeds affect allergies?

[KMSP, June 04, 2024] Cottonwood seeds are flying all over the Twin Cities. You may think you've found the culprit of your sneezing, but ecology experts say the cottonwood seeds are not causing your symptoms. Oaks and conifers are responsible for your allergies right now.

Dr. Pramod Kelkar, an allergist with Allina Health told FOX 9 News, "We are in the peak of the allergy season, so we are seeing a number of patients with stuffy nose, runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, watery eyes, red eyes.

Dr. Kelkar says as we turn to summer, if the weather turns dry, windy and hot, expect more pollen and allergens in the air. He says many people can manage allergies with a sinus rinse and an evening shower to get the pollen out of your nose and off your body. For those who cannot seem to knock them, he recommends scheduling an appointment with an allergist.

Posted on June 06, 2024 in Allergies

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