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Fall allergy season is here

Fall allergy season is here
Posted September 13th, 2013 @ 12:24pm by WTVN Newsroom

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- Fall allergies can be a big problem in Ohio. This year won't be any different.

"The ragweed counts are starting to go down but the mold season is just beginning and probably the next few weeks will bother a lot of people with that problem," said Dr. Thomas J. Coleman, an allergist and immunologist at Columbus Allergy Physicians.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America ranked Dayton as the 6th worst city in the nation for fall allergies last year. Louisville, Kentucky topped the list.

"Many people lose their problem as they get older and actually some people acquire their problem as they get older," Coleman said.

Symptoms include itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, an itchy nose or throat and even asthma.

Coleman says with mold becoming a bigger problem he recommends that when you get in your vehicle you roll down your windows and run the air conditioner for a minute or two before rolling the windows back up. That gets all of the mold spores out.

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