Newswise — ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., February 14, 2012 - “Patients with tree pollen allergy are reporting their symptoms, which typically start in March, are a problem now,” said allergist Stanley Fineman, MD, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. “The usual symptoms include nasal congestion, sneezing and nasal drainage, although some patients are suffering with complications such as sinusitis.”

It’s important to determine exactly what triggers your symptoms. Allergists have specialized training in understanding pollen and other environmental exposures that can trigger allergy symptoms.

Dr. Fineman is available to discuss how the warmer than usual winter season is affecting spring allergy sufferers. Is this happening just in southern states or throughout the country? Will the season last longer this year? When should you start taking your allergy medication? What can you do to find relief?

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