The mild winter and recent rains have led to a profusion of blooming blossoms in East Texas.
That’s lovely for looking at, but not so wonderful for people with allergies, said local allergist Dr. Todd Holman.
“Because the winter was so mild, a lot of the plants that would normally have gone dormant didn’t do so,” Holman said. “This is shaping up to be a very aggressive allergy season.”
The tree pollen count has been high in recent weeks and will probably continue to cause problems for allergy sufferers until mid-May, he said. After that, however, grass pollen will be at its peak until the end of June. July should provide a brief respite, before ragweed starts to blossom in August.
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