By JOE WARREN
It may go down as one of the worst allergy seasons in a couple of decades, and area health providers have good evidence to back up that claim.
“I’ve been treating more patients for symptoms of allergy than I have in the 20 years I’ve been here,” P.A.-C Bruce Schubert, with the High Country Community Rural Health Clinic owned by Coon Memorial Hospital, said. “Typically this time of year I see three to five patients per day this time of year for allergies, but this year I’m averaging 10 people per day.”
Schubert said, several things have happened this year weather wise to cause the increased pollen in the air or allergens people are taking in.
“Starting as early as last spring, budding of trees causes increased pollen in the air,” Schubert said. “This year we had a couple of freezes early on so there was a couple of buddings which brought the pollen count up in the area.”
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