Allergy Season Starts Early

March 20, 2012 Updated Mar 20, 2012 at 9:23 PM EDT

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March 20, 2012 Updated Mar 20, 2012 at 9:23 PM EDT

(WKBW/Cleveland Clinic) If you suffer from springtime allergies, you may already be reaching for the antihistamines.

Doctors say the warm winter and even warmer start to March has this allergy season off to an early start.

Doctors say the tree pollens are the culprits right now. Later in the spring, the grass will cause problems.

Typical symptoms include a runny nose and itchy, watery eyes.

Doctors say your best defense against this early start to the allergy season is to stay indoors in an air-conditioned home or building, as much as possible.

They say over the counter allergy medications can also provide relief, but if symptoms continue, see your doctor.

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