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"It is the season for sure," Dr. Damon Coyle, of Family Allergy & Asthma, said.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says more Americans suffer from allergies than any other health problem, and each season brings new causes of itching and sneezing.
A person's sensitivity to allergies depends on the genetics passed from their parents and the amount of exposure to the allergens.
Allergens are foreign to the body, so when they are eaten, breathed, injected or touched, the immune system reacts with some of the many symptoms associated with allergies.
When plant pollen spreads from certain trees, flowers and grasses, it may lead to light allergy symptoms such as coughing and sneezing. But more severe symptoms also exist such as hives, difficulty breathing, and in the worst case scenario - even death.
Indoor/outdoor allergies are the primary culprit. They are caused by a number of things; trees, grass, weeds, dust, pets.
"Right now with the tree pollen being high, we're seeing a lot of itchy red eyes," Coyle said. "The tree pollen has been very high for the past few weeks, and we just saw grass pollen on our pollen counter for the first time, so that's kind of a double whammy people are facing now."
According to the AAFA, to diagnose allergies, doctors might need to know about the patient's lifestyle, personal medical history and family history.
In a physical examination, the doctor would focus on areas likely to be affected by allergies; eyes, nose, ears, throat, and skin.
An interview and physical exam may shed light on the things a person is likely to be sensitive to, but Coyle said the best way of diagnosing what a person is allergic to is to test the person's skin.
"We do allergy skin testing, which is the gold standard," he said. "There's not a lot of reliable substitutes -- as far as a blood test or something like that."
Allergies cannot be cured, only managed. A doctor should be consulted for recommended allergy treatments. Medicines such as antihistamines and decongestants are popular choices to help reduce symptoms.
One way of limiting allergies is to simply avoid what allergens you can. Dusting, vacuuming and general cleaning of yourself and your location reduces dust mites, mold spores, pollen and pet dander that irritate the body.
"Limit outdoor exposure," he said. "If you've got a good high efficiency filter going, it'll help with the pollen that comes in the house as you go in and out the door."