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Short but intense allergy season expected

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Good news and bad news if you have allergies.

Experts say the spring allergy season is expected to be a short one, but it could be much worse than in recent years.
With a shorter spring expected, many different species of trees will be forced to produce pollen at the same time, and that could also coincide with peak mold production due to the slow snow melt and moist soil.

Dr. Barry Rhodes, an Allergist with the Mayo Clinic Health System says, "If every year you get bad, you get moderate to severe, and then the pollen goes higher and you are allergic to pollen, then the odds of you having a moderate to severe problem are very high and your probably going to get worse."

Doctors say if you have severe allergies, get treatment before the trees start releasing their pollen.  

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