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It's not just you. Here's why pollen allergies are worse than ever

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Spring blooms in the US signify the beginning of allergy season for about a quarter of American adults. Experts agree that allergies are becoming more severe and lasting longer due to increased allergic reactions to airborne irritants like pollen and mold. The changing climate is a significant factor in intensifying seasonal allergies, with rising temperatures, shifting wind patterns, and increased rainfall causing plants to release more potent and irritating pollen. The higher exposure to pollen is believed to be sensitizing more people and leading to an increase in allergies. Global sales of antihistamines are expected to double as more individuals seek relief from allergy symptoms.