(WICHITA, Kan.) — The weather may be getting cooler, but for many it's the cooler weather that is making them sick. One in five Americans suffer from some type of allergy.
The weather may be getting cooler, but instead of enjoying it 60-year old Sandy Wiegand has to go to the allergy doctor.
"I have a lot of sneezing, coughing, runny nose, puffy eyes, and lots and lots of itching," Wiegand said.
She says it feels particularly bad this year and she's right.
"We've been dealing with increased calls and visits in the last few weeks," said Dr. Thomas Scott from the Via Christi Clinic.
It's worse this time of year anyway, but Dr. Scott has seen even more patients than usual. He says because Kansas is so flat and windy, allergens have free reign. Combine that with this summer's dry weather and it makes it one of the worst allergy seasons in years.