Dry weather causing allergy problems

Posted at 7:30 AM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 07:30:48-05

SOUTHWEST Fla. - Doctors are seeing a rash of new patients for allergies. The dry, warm and windy weather is creating a perfect storm.

Peggy Bruhn says her allergies have hit a new low, "They've been terrible, really really bad!"

Dr. Charles Klucka, who has offices in Fort Myers and Punta Gorda, says he's not surprised, "Usually by the end of November the weeds are gone. But, we still have some weed pollen and ragweed pollen in the air."

Add a lot of wind and with no moisture, it's made the pollen count extremely high.

The best way to deal with the problem? Dr. Klucka says if you typically suffer from seasonal allergies then its best to take medication now. "Because you don't want to take it when you have the symptoms and then try to stop the symptoms . It's better to take it on a preventative basis."

And his latest patient, Peggy Bruhn says she needed the shots because her seasonal allergies just kept getting worse. " I haven't been getting them that long. It was very quickly that I felt results," Bruhn says.

Dr. Klucka says the pollen count is only expected to get worse for the next couple of days.

Offices of Charles Klucka:
9671 Gladiolus Dr Ste 104, Fort Myers, FL 33908
100 Madrid Blvd Unit 112, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 505 - 0000