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Are Your Allergies Bad This Year? Here’s Why

A hillside in Mission Trails Regional Park covered in California poppies is p...

Credit: Courtesy: Gerald Tietje / Mission Trails Regional Park Volunteer

Above: A hillside in Mission Trails Regional Park covered in California poppies is pictured in this undated photo following a recent superbloom.

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Doctors say once the hot, windy weather kicks up, we should experience a major allergy season in San Diego.

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Aired: May 2, 2019 | Transcript

One of the advantages of our grey, chilly spring is that it has tamped down some allergens in the air. But doctors say that once the hot, windy weather kicks up, San Diegans will experience a major allergy season.

Our heavy winter rains have led to increased vegetation and super blooms, as well as an increase in mold spores. Some allergy sufferers are already experiencing the effects of that.

Dr. Taylor Doherty, associate professor of medicine at UC San Diego Health who specializes in treating asthma, joins Midday Edition on Thursday to discuss how those suffering from allergies can decrease and treat their symptoms.

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