GREEN BAY - Alice Blood of De Pere enjoys getting out into her garden, butlately some plants and the pollen they're spreading are keeping herindoors.
"I come out for short periods of time then go back in the airconditioning. Can't deal with it otherwise," said Blood about herallergies.
For those suffering from allergies and asthma the pollen countin Northeast Wisconsin is at a "high risk" right now thanks toragweed and nettle.
Alice works to keep the weeds under control, but the extremelywet weather this summer has led to more blooms and bigger plants,and now more pollen.
"Everything is super-sized this year," said Blood.
"The ragweed pollen is certainly the single biggest culprit ofcausing patients nose allergies symptoms, eye allergy symptoms andasthma," said Dr. Abhilash Vaishnav, an allergist with AuroraHealth Care.
He says this summer's allergy season has been significant andcould run longer this year.
"This may not be the peak that normally doesn’t could comeuntil late August early September" said Vaishnav.
Vaishnav says simple tests can determine what a patient might beallergic to. Vaishnav checked me for eight different allergens. Ittook about 20 minutes to show the results.
Dust mites showed a mild reaction.
Doctors say the test is a step to helping sufferers breatheeasy.
“If you know what you're allergic to, then you can takemore steps to avoid it," said Vaishnav.
High school student Declan Bowman is allergic to so many things- plants and animals - he gets regular shots to help build up animmunity.
"About two years ago I probably wouldn't be standing here rightnow because my eyes would be all puffy and nose runny and stuff,"said Bowman.
The wet summer conditions have also led to more molds, evidentby wild mushrooms springing up on area lawns.
Those suffering from mold spores are at a "very high risk,"according to the Kagen Allergy Clinic.
You can expect the summer allergy season to get worse in theweeks ahead but the experts say by mid September the pollen willbegin to diminish. The troubling pollen won't completely disappear,though, until the first frost.
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A panel of experts tasked with reviewing Outagamie County's response to a series of tornadoes that hit the county in August revealed its findings today.
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