Pollen making it miserable for allergy sufferers

Posted at 7:45 PM, Apr 09, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-10 02:47:51-04

April showers bring May flowers, which also means more pollen. For allergy sufferers, spring and summer can be a love-hate relationship. So FOX 13 went to an allergy expert for some tips finding relief besides staying indoor.

The pollen count measured in Cottonwood Heights Monday was extremely high.  And according to the Intermountain Allergy and Asthma Center, which tracks pollen count daily, maple, birth, cedar and sycamore pollen are floating around in full force.

"If people try over-the-counter antihistamines, over the counter eye drops and that's not enough. I would recommend they go see an allergist because prescription medications tend to work better than the non-prescriptions," says allergy specialist Dr. Dwayne Harris.