Why this year’s allergy season may be worst ever

Allergy season is here, but there are steps you can take to make yourself feel better (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.

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