Bless you! Jacksonville allergist talks allergy season

Danielle Uliano breaks down what to look out for and how long it will last

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The first official day of spring is roughly 2 weeks away but that hasn’t stopped seasonal allergies. With our pollen count on the rise, you’ve most likely reached for a tissue this week or rubbed your eyes.

You also have a thin layer of pollen on your car, especially if you park under a tree.

I spoke with local Allergist and Immunologist, Dr. Sunil Joshi, with Family Allergy and Asthma Consultants. Click the video at the top of this story to hear our conversation about allergy season, knowing your symptoms and the difference between allergies and COVID-19.

Technically, Florida’s allergy season can go from December to May, which is roughly six months. But with our warming weather, the season starts earlier and earlier every year. Honestly in Florida, we could also say our gorgeous weather allows for year-round allergies.

This sunny and seasonal weather will allow our pollen count to climb to a high count this weekend and with a lot of outdoor events going on, you’ll want to prepare.

As we continue this warming trend in the coming weeks, you’ll want to reach for those allergy medications so you can alleviate those symptoms.