Dr. Marie Fitzgerald recently discussed with Caroline Vandergriff CBS 11 the potential for spring allergy season to be more severe this year.
I would say this April is worse than usual. Originally, you might think well this is going to kill the pollen for the year – wouldn’t that been nice if that had happened – but it actually didn’t because the snow acted like insulation on the plants. All it did is delay, but it did not relieve anything.
Here, what we’re seeing this spring, is people coming in with worsening allergy symptoms that can certainly turn into sinus infections, ear infections, and also asthma. It can be diminished, but they usually don’t lose it. So when someone tells me they’ve lost their sense of smell and taste, then I do think they ought to get a COVID check to rule that out before we just say it was allergies.
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