Allergy season: Itchy eyes (check); sneezing (check); runny nose (check)

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Spring, the season allergy sufferers dread the most, is fully upon us.

And that means pollen — specifically, tree pollen, which is at its highest this time of year.

‚ÄúTypically we’ll start in April, gets much worse in May, mid-May goes through June,” said Elizabeth Jaffey,  an allergy and immunology specialist in South Burlington. “Then we pick up grass pollen season, then weed pollen season in August and September.”

Doctors say nasal sprays or antihistamines can help with the itchy eyes, congestion and sneezing. Driving with the windows up and taking a shower after going outside can also help you feel a little better..

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