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Some battling prolonged allergy season

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - During the summertime folks are used to experiencing sunburns and heat exhaustion but allergies seem to have lingered longer than usual.

Dr. Shane Speights with St. Bernards said a long winter could have delayed some things that usually bloom earlier. Unusual weather for July could have also caused delays in certain allergens.

Amanda Eaton of Jonesboro told Region 8 she has been dealing with bad allergies since Monday.

“I had to take my contact lenses out this whole week because of my eyes,” she said. “It doesn't normally get that bad for me but this week it has been terrible.”

Co-workers of hers have been dealing with the same or similar symptoms.

“I work at the hospital and I know several people up there that have been miserable,” Eaton said.

Speights said generic allergy medication work just as well as name brand. 

For a link to our allergy forecast click here.


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