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Spring allergy season is upon us despite being delayed by the harsh winter

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BOARDMAN TWP., Ohio - The winter of 2013-2014 was one of the harshest winters this area has seen in years.

While many people would like to put the snow and cold temperatures behind them, it appears Mother Nature has other plans. Temperatures are expected to drop again on Tuesday.

"The cold winter weather this year and the onset of spring being a little bit later, because of how cold and snowy and icy it was in the month of March, has delayed the onset of the first spring season, which is tree pollen season," said allergist Dr. William Houser.

While many allergy sufferers would prefer to skip tree pollen season all together, Dr. Houser says that won't happen. Trees and plants should start blooming soon.

"Once it hits, it will really hit and I think it will be as intense as a normal season and by contrast it will be dramatically different from what we've been dealing with for the past few months," Dr. Houser said.

Tree pollen season lasts until the middle to end of May, which is right around the same time when the second allergy season, grass pollen season, picks up.

"If you look at the first two seasons, the overlap is the first two or three weeks of May. So, those are by far the worst two or three weeks of the entire year and that's when people are kind of doubly hit," Dr. Houser said.

While there is a slight gap between the second and third allergy seasons, Dr. Houser says allergy sufferers will have to contend with seasonal mold.

The last allergy season, hay fever season, hits right around the time when kids head back to school. From the middle of August until the first frost in October; those with allergies typically battle weed and ragweed pollens.

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