Allergy season arrives early to Charlotte

by: Katie Virtue Updated:

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

According to Dr. John Kliesch, this fall allergy season is earlier and worse than normal due to the recent weather patterns.

Heavy rain in the beginning of September and temperatures running more than five degrees above average may be to blame.

Patients' are experiencing more severe symptoms this year, including sinus infections and migraines, according to Kliesch.

"It's not the usual problem that you would just fix with antihistamines. A lot of times you have to go a step further," said Kliesch.

Many patients are turning to inhaled steroids or weekly allergy shots to find relief.

"You can replace your filters. You can keep the windows closed.

When you're in your automobile you can set it on recirculate," said Kliesch.

"We have to deal with it, that's Mother Nature and she has her way of making us respect her," said allergy sufferer Todd Canty.