LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Spring is not only the busy season for tax accountants, but for allergists as well. Dr. Jim mark Ingram of the Little Rock Allergy and Asthma Clinic, was a special guest on "Today's THV at 6," and told us that April is his big month, but he's already hit that patient level.
Blame it on warmer than usual weather, dry conditions (although Sunday's rain was a big help) and windy conditions which spread the oak pollen.
He cautioned people prone to bad allergies to riding with the top down or windows open; sleeping with windows open, or taking long walks in dense woods. The season is in full swing.
He pointed out too, that there are differences in allergies and the flu. Normally there's no fever with an allergy but there is an ever present cough and nasal congestion. Allergy symptoms traditionally last longer. The doctor cautioned that self-diagnosis can be tricky this time of year, and if there's any level of confusion, see your physician.
Remember.... A march without freezes... Can lead to lots of sneezes...