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Allergy season is here, h&acirc ;tive and intense

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According to Dr. Denis Chauret, specialist in internal medicine and professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ottawa, there will be a lot more pollen this year.

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Many people who suffer from allergies are surprised by the early arrival of allergy season. However, most of them say that they used to have symptoms in early spring.

I have been sick earlier than usual, says Amy Vreman, a resident of Windsor, Ontario.

Allergy season is coming early this year. I've been sick for a month and a half.

A quote from Amy Vreman, a resident of Windsor, Ontario

I normally get sick at spring, when buds on trees and shrubs begin to appear, says Vreman.

She has already made appointments to receive allergy shots to avoid missing work like in previous years.

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Allergy vaccines can help reduce the effects.

Amy Vreman is far from alone in finding that allergy season occurs more earlier than usual in southern Ontario.

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I've had my seasonal allergies for three weeks and all my friends now have allergies, says Williom Depede, a second year student at the University of Windsor.

He says he used to have his first allergy symptoms in April or May.

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According to Dr. Denis Chauret, specialist in internal medicine and professor at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, the melting snow and the heat, which occurred much earlier in March and even in February, are the causes. main causes.

The plants responsible for allergies must have developed faster than usual, hence the fact that allergies are already there -you, adds Waldir Da Cruz, meteorologist at Radio-Canada.

According to him, temperatures in February reached 21.4 degrees in southwestern Ontario. The previous record was set in February 2000.

According to Francesco Vella, a pharmacist in Windsor, many customers have been coming to buy allergy medication for the past three weeks.< /p>

This is something very strange. The increase in the number of patients who suffer from allergies in winter is truly alarming.

A quote from Francesco Vella, pharmacist in Windsor

Mr. Vella also believes that many patients are preparing to deal with possible allergies due to certain insects.

We've seen an increase in the number of patients who want to prepare for EpiPen injections for insect allergies, including bees, he says.

He says demand is much earlier than in previous years.

According to Dr. Denis Chauret, pollen is a particle invisible to the naked eye that travels long distances in the open air.

You risk bringing pollen inside the house if you dry your laundry outside in the spring, he advises.

He reminds us that pollen can also enter the body through the eyes and ears and that there is no mechanical physical barrier to prevent it.

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Dr Denis Chauret explains that by drying your laundry outside, you risk bringing pollen into the house.

According to this doctor, the South-West region is experiencing the start of the tree pollen season, which will last around two months. The lawn allergy season will follow before moving on to the ragweed season in the fall, he explains.

According to him , 20% of the Canadian population has allergies of all kinds, a proportion that is even likely to increase this year.

It is certain that we will have patients who will develop symptoms for the first time this year, believes Dr. Denis Chauret.

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