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Allergy season in full swing

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Along with this warm weather comes the flip side--and that's seasonal allergies.

Instruments on top of the Baldwin Building at Mayo Clinic confirm what those with allergies already know: the pollen count is high.

After a very slow start to allergy season from the cold start to spring, things have picked up over the last week or so.

"The tree pollens have just exploded. Through April it was zero, zero, zero and then just in the last week to week and a half, we've seen a steady climb and this past weekend for example they were very high counts", said May Clinic Allergist Dr. Jerry Volcheck

Dr. Volcheck says it's hard to say how the season will end up, but with the slow start he is guessing we will have a more average allergy season, rather than the long and severe one of last summer.

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