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Allergy Season

By: Ashley Edlund Email
By: Ashley Edlund Email

For Adrienne Powe, allergy shots once a week are helping fight allergies

Adrienne Powe said, "I was going to the doctor back and forth for a while and complaining of an itchy throat and drainage. They recommended that I have an allergy test done."

Powe found out she’s allergic to grass, certain kinds of trees and mold.

She says she doesn’t regret her decision to seek out an allergist.

Powe said, “I do have itchy eyes from time to time, but my throat is a whole lot better than what it was.”

Her decision came just in a time, since a warm winter this year brought an early spring.

Dr. Paul Motta says the pollen comes from pine trees.

Dr Motta said, "The problem with the pine is that it blows for miles and miles around it does penetrate the airways upper and lower airways giving you the sinus classic symptoms…sneezing, runny nose congestion."

Common problems he sees involve the eyes.

Dr. Motta says allergy season never truly ends in Dothan because of mold and peanut dust that stirs up in the winter.

He recommends non-drowsy over the counter medicines.

For Powe, allergies are more than just a season.

Powe said, "I’m getting to what they call the maintenance level. I'll be coming every other week after that so I’m very close and I can't wait."


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