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Fall Allergies Expected To Be In Full Force

Category: General Allergy

Flowers are no longer blooming, but that doesn’t mean allergies aren’t still in the air.

If you’re sneezing more, a fall allergy might be triggering your problem.

Mariah Harrison lives in Fort Smith and suffers from allergies.

“I have to get a lot of tissue and blow my nose every five minutes,” Harrison said.

Harrison said her allergies are so bad she’s even seen doctors for them.

“I have to get allergy shots,” Harrison said.

For those who made it through summer without sneezing, one physician said allergy season is far from being over.

“It has been a very busy year for allergies with this summer we`ve had,” Dr. Gary Rex Highfill said.

Highfill is a physician at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith.

“This time of the year often it`s ragweed,” Highfill said. “It`s pretty common and it will last until the first freeze.”

5NEWS asked if there is a difference between spring and fall allergies.

“Not really, most people have similar reactions this time of the year,” Highfill said. “It`s different agents that will cause the allergies at that time. The overall season could be longer if things are growing a little better. The ragweed`s flourishing along with other plants.”

According to the centers for disease control, about three quarters of people who are allergic to spring plants are allergic to ragweed.