Blame dry weather, ragweed for brutal fall allergy season

KARE 11 confirms what allergy sufferers have sensed in the last few weeks – fall allergens are worse this year. Outside of over-the-counter medications and stronger treatments you can get from a specialist, there are not a lot of ways to find relief until it rains, or until the first frost.

Ragweed is giving allergy sufferers fits, and this year is worse than past years, KARE 11 reports. A lack of rain is part of the problem, KARE reports.

This season is not just worse, but also longer, WCCO recently reported.

WCCO recently tackled this question: Are allergies worse in Minnesota? (It's not easy to answer, but one survey put the Twin Cities at No. 10 in sensitivity to ragweed.)

Looking for alternative therapy? The Salt Cave in Minneapolis charges $30 for 45 minutes, and the owners claim it can help ease the allergy suffering, WCCO reports.

Other cures? Shut the windows at night, try over-the-counter medications, and see a specialist if symptoms persist, KARE reports. Outside of that – hope for rain and hang in there until the first frost.

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