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Despite rain, allergy problems still loom

Moisture keeps pollen counts low, but raises mold sensitivity

Charles City, Iowa – April showers bring May flowers and for this spring it means bringing allergies along with blooming plants.

Stacy Funte  is a nurse with the Floyd County Health Department and says this is about the time where you’ll see spring-time allergies. says the top allergies in the area are maple, birch and poplar.  Counts have been recorded from medium to high.

Funte says the moisture have kept pollen counts down, but rain can flare up mold sensitivity.

She added allergy symptoms can manifest themselves similar to colds like a runny nose, itchy eyes, headaches and sneezing.

According to Funte, medication may remedy congestion and other allergy-related symptoms.


Funte added sometimes its better to be safe than sorry and see your doctor.


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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