Doctors: Allergies will hit St. Louisans hard this spring

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- Despite Monday's cold weather, you should prepare for the sneezing, itching and watery eyes that come with spring allergies. The season is about to be in full bloom.

It's no surprise St. Louis is one of the worst areas for allergies. If you're new to the area and you haven't had allergy problems, it's probably in your future. That being said, this year it's been put off a little because of the weather but it's definitely the calm before the storm.

It's that time of year again and no we are not talking about baseball. It's allergy season in the St. Louis, but this year’s a little different. Since old man winter has been camping out a little longer than usual, allergy season is usually here in full force by now. But when the warm weather hits, allergy sufferers better have the Kleenex ready.

Doctors suggests when it warms up, avoid being outside for long periods of time, don't crack the window at night and be pro-active getting on some over the counter medicine sooner rather than later to avoid being hit hard.

Pollen allergies hit St. Louisans hard. But because things aren't in full bloom yet, tree allergies are what will be hitting St. Louisans the hardest next.

Doctors urge people to take this time now, the calm before the storm, to medicate themselves and their family so they won’t feel so miserable by the time the nice weather hits. And if you are extremely uncomfortable and over the counter medicine is not working, call your physician.

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