Early start to allergy season spells more misery

It’s only mid-January, but people who suffer from seasonal allergies are already getting pounded with pollen, mostly from oak trees. Area doctors say they are seeing an early start to allergy season, likely because of unseasonably warm temperatures. They don’t expect the recent cooler weather to stop this trend.
“I started seeing patients, mostly asthmatics with allergy problems, in December,” St. Petersburg allergist Mona Mangat said. Mangat has been watching pollen counts and patient visits creep up for weeks.
View the full article appearing in the Tampa Bay Times online, featuring Dr. Mona Mangat discussing the early arrival of the allergy season and tips to help those affected. Click here for the full article.