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Why this year's allergy season may be worst ever

Monday - 4/1/2013, 4:22am  ET

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January's high pollen count is making this year's allergy season a bad one. (Thinkstock)

WASHINGTON - Break out the tissues. For four million allergy sufferers, it's officially allergy season -- and USA TODAY reports this year's season could be the worst one yet.

Dr. Stanley Fineman of the Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic tells USA TODAY that late January's high pollen count contributes to the severity of this season's allergies.

Those who suffer from allergies should clean air-conditioning filters regularly, keep car and house windows closed and take frequent showers to keep suffering to a minimum.

Find out more about this year's high pollen counts and a phenomenon known as priming in the video on USA TODAY's website.

WTOP'S Del Walters contributed to this report. Follow @WTOP on Twitter.