Allina allergist: Tree pollens to blame for brutal allergy season

[WCCO TV, May, 14, 2012] Chances are good sniffling, sneezing and watery eyes are telling you its peak allergy season – and this may be the worst season we’ve seen in some time. While most people think visible dandelions and weeds are to blame, it’s actually trees that are the culprit.

“Ash, birch, maple, oak, cottonwoods – all the tree pollens are sky high right now,” says Allina Medical Clinic – Woodbury allergist Dr. Pramod Kelkar. And even if you don’t have those trees in your backyard, Dr. Kelkar says tree pollens can travel as much as 100 miles. Watch the full report below.

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