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Wayne State ENT expert comments in Detroit News article about allergy season

May 13, 2013

Those who suffer from allergies may be in for some problems in Metro Detroit, experts say, as warmer temperatures have lengthened the allergy season. With the spring weather starting in March instead of April and running through October, the pollen from trees and grass is giving kids and adults problems and sending many of them to doctor's offices. "It seems to be starting earlier," said Dr. Adam Folbe, an assistant professor for the department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine, who treats ear, nose and throat issues. "For the people who you traditionally think of with allergies to trees, grass and flowers, it's usually early spring and it goes through until September or October until that first frost." Folbe said his patient count is slightly higher this spring.