Oklahoma allergy season well underway as grass, tree pollen combine

Sniffling, sneezing, coughing: For many it's not a cold.  Allergy season is here.

Flowers are in full bloom now, but the main culprits for allergy sufferers are grass and trees.

Doctors say grass and tree pollen combine, making this one of two peak allergy seasons in Oklahoma.  The other is in early fall.

If you're experiencing itchy eyes, a runny nose and a scratchy throat, you're not alone.

Allergist Dr. Iftikar Hussain says Oklahoma is one of the worst states for allergies because we have a combination of allergens as opposed to other states that might only have one.

"That's why we have so many allergies," said Hussain, of the Asthma and Immunology Center.  "Because the city is located in a place geographically where we have a high humidity, we have grass pollen, we have ragweed pollen and then you have a very high tree pollen."

Hussain says eye drops, Neti Pots and over-the-counter medications are all good ways to help beat the sniffles.

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