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Sacramento Allergy Season In Full Swing

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, March 25, 2013

Sacramento is known as the "City of Trees." One drawback is pollen that many of those flowering trees produce.

"It's so pretty but the people who have really bad allergies are very miserable during this time of year."

Dr. Nayoung Kim is an allergist with Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento. She says people are coming into the hospital complaining of: itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezing.
Kaiser recruited Dr. Kim from the National Institute of Health in Washington DC to help deal with the onslaught of allergy-suffering patients.
"They needed more allergists so I'm out here."
Meteorologist Holly Osborne with the National Weather Service in Sacramento says above normal temperatures are exacerbating the allergy problem.
"Most things are blooming now…we also had the northerly winds and that can help spread all the pollen in the trees and plants and make people's allergies worse."
Dr. Kim's advice for dealing with pollen allergies is to close your windows and stay inside as much as you can.


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