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Allergy season seems to have hit us a bit early this year, thanks to a mild winter.


Experts say - that you may be doomed to sneeze.


Dr. Adam Williams, an allergist at Bend Memorial Clinic says you might thank your parents if you suffer from allergies.


“that has to do with our genetic predisposition.  So people who are going to develop allergies are destined to do so by the genes they inherit from their parents. And only some people have those genes, about 40% of the people have those genes.”


Williams says allergies happen when antibodies in the nose and throat react to pollen and dust - and springtime is the worst - because all of the trees and flowers are shooting bursts of pollen into the air, and any slight breeze can send you running for the tissues.


In Central Oregon - juniper is the biggest problem, but there are some very effective products on the market that can help you cope.


“I just want to make sure that people understand that there’s lots of good options out there for their primary care doctor or primary provider or allergist if the need arises. And to not suffer needlessly. There’a a lot of options that can help with allergy symptom control.”


Traffic & Weather

  • Chains or Traction Tires required on the mountain passes and Highway 97 South of Bend.
  • Traffic signals at US 97 and Pinebrook Blvd. turned off permanently.
  • Lane closure on Boyd Acres Road at Ross Road; 7am - 4:30pm through December 10
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