Mild weather might mean early allergy season

February 20, 2012 1:27:01 PM PST
This year's mild winter weather may be great for people who hate to shovel but it could prove aggravating for allergy sufferers.

Allergists say a mild winter can mean an early allergy season. Doctors say some people who suffer from tree pollen are already reporting symptoms.

Most spring allergies don't usually start until late March when the trees begin to bloom.

Researchers say warmer temps could also prolong ragweed season by 15 days to a month. That is because certain plants and molds are in full force on warmer days.