Dry Winter Leads to Early Allergy Season

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s been a dry winter in the Willamette Valley, which means allergy season is coming early this year. According to the Oregon Allergy Associates’ tree pollen count, the level Monday is high. Doctors say they aren’t surprised people are already dealing with symptoms. One woman says she has a child who deals … Continue reading »

NCAA Athletes Prepare for Pollen Count

EUGENE, Ore. — The NCAA Track and Field Championships start Wednesday at Hayward Field and athletes from around the country could be getting more than they bargained for with the high pollen count. Luckily, there are no NCAA restrictions on over the counter allergy medications. But, allergy medications could be problematic if this weekend’s athletes … Continue reading »

Finding Allergy Season Relief

EUGENE, Ore. — It could be weeks until allergy sufferers see some relief as warm stagnant air hovers over the Willamette Valley. But there are ways to help with the itchy, watery eyes, and the sniffles and sneezes. Allergists with the Oregon Allergy Associates say besides using over-the-counter medications, you can use saline nasal sprays … Continue reading »

Your Common Questions About Allergies

EUGENE, Ore. — A lot of people are itching to get outside and enjoy the spring weather, but if you’re one of the many who suffers from allergies, that may leave you itching even more. Tree pollen is in high gear and many allergy sufferers are sniffling and sneezing because of it. We asked our … Continue reading »

Emergency Epinephrine Act Passes

(CNN) — Allergies in school have been a growing concern for parents, students, and school faculties. A new law, called the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act has been passed that will hopefully put many fears to rest and potentially save lives. For President Obama, this bill hits close to home. The law is designed … Continue reading »

Allergy Sufferers Find Relief

(CNN) — Anne Corbitt loves the fall–walking, hiking, camping and tailgating. “Sometimes that’s been really tough, because of my allergies, because just standing outside can make them happen,” Corbitt said. Since her teens, year-round allergies slowed her down. In fall, a major culprit was ragweed. In addition, mold spores can often be found on fallen … Continue reading »

Dry Spring Could Mean More Allergies

EUGENE, Ore. — Spring is back in the Willamette Valley and so is allergy season. Health experts told KEZI 9 News some ways that residents can stay healthy this spring. The springtime foliage may be easy on the eyes but not so easy on the nose and the lungs. Grass pollen season is here, and … Continue reading »