Feeling sick? Doctors say allergies could be to blame

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OKLAHOMA CITY – If you are feeling awful because of allergies, experts say you can blame our neighbors to the south.

The cedar trees in Texas have set their sights on Oklahoma, causing cedar pollen to spike in the Sooner State.

Experts warn that the problem could get worse this weekend.

“Warmer temperatures and southerly winds will push the cedar pollen up into Oklahoma,” said Dr. Amy Darter, medical director of the Oklahoma Institute of Allergy & Asthma. “We are already treating patients who are allergic to the cedar pollen and we expect an increase in the next week.”

‘Cedar Fever’ started in Texas two weeks earlier than normal this year.

However, you don’t have to suffer.

Doctors at the Oklahoma Institute of Allergy & Asthma have some tips to help with the symptoms.

  • Stay inside and keep windows and doors closed.
  • Turn the fresh air intake off in your car.
  • Use nasal rinses to remove pollen from the sinuses.
  • Take doctor recommended medications.

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