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Allergy season in full swing now

By JR Ortega
April 18, 2012 at 4:04 p.m.
Updated April 18, 2012 at 11:19 p.m.

What you should know about allergies

What you should know about allergies

It starts with a sniffle, and then, a sneeze.

Pretty soon, you're holding a tissue to your nose pointing your head toward the light, doing anything and everything to stop the drainage.

It may be a gross image, but it's a true image, said Dr. John McNeill, a Victoria general practitioner.

"There is a whole lot of it going on right now," said McNeill, who runs both Twin Fountains clinics in Victoria. "It's everything that makes a person feel miserable."

The Crossroads has seen an influx of new residents with the boom of the Eagle Ford Shale, the Caterpillar plant and the ongoing oil business, so allergies may be something foreign to new Victoria residents, McNeill said.

McNeill's offices have seen a definite increase in patients complaining of allergies every since spring, well, sprung.

Most offices see these allergy symptoms with the wildflowers and others when trees begin to bloom, but truth is, allergies are a year 'round issue, depending on the person.

"There is not a day that goes by we don't see a patient with allergies," McNeill said.



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