It's Not Just You, Allergies Are Really Bad This Year

Wildflowers bloom along the 710 Freeway in April, 2019.
Wildflowers bloom along the 710 Freeway in April, 2019.
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It's not just you -- it's been a rough allergy season so far for many people. 

UCLA Health allergist Dr. Rita Kachru says watering eyes and sneezing could be because of recent heavy rainfall that's stirring up a lot of pollen. There's even irritating particles left in the air from our recent major wildfires. 

But she says global warming has one of the biggest parts to play. 

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Sneezing A Lot Because Of Santa Ana Winds? It's More Than Just Allergies Making You Miserable