Kansas City,
29
February
2016
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11:59 PM
Europe/Amsterdam

Doctors warn of early, intense spring allergy season

Dr.+Jay+Portnoy

The early spring weather Kansas City enjoyed this weekend can be a mixed blessing for allergy sufferers.

Doctors at Children Mercy Hospital in Kansas City report surges in pollen and mold have accompanied the blips of early warm weather the area has experienced so far in 2016 and that an intense allergy season is likely ahead.

“Think about the last time you had a really bad cold, and then about having that cold for six weeks a year, every year during the same time of year,” says Dr. Jay Portnoy, division director of allergy/asthma/immunology at Children’s Mercy, describing what many of his young patients experience during the spring.

Learn more about Children's Mercy's Division of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.