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 When spring and summer are on the horizon many people suffer red eyes and puffy bags beneath the eyes. It is not uncommon to complain of looking older and tired. Patients tell Dr. O’Toole that allergy season seems to make them look even worse especially around their eyes. Blepharoplasty can help eyes that have suffered many years of rubbing the skin by removing loose skin on both the upper and lower eyelids. This procedure helps to create a much more wide-eyed and alert look. Of course, it will not prevent reaction to allergies. Blepharoplasty will usually take about 10 years off the look of most patients. According to The Los Angeles Times allergy season is upon us, and allergists warn it’s one of the worst.

“We always say this is the worst season we’ve ever seen,” Dr. Boyan Hadjiev told The Wall Street Journal . “This one tops it.”

New York City allergists are reporting their patient numbers are doubling and tripling. The Associated Press said it is partly because heavy snow and rain in some parts of the country led to an increased amount of tree pollen. The sudden shift to warm weather has triggered a more vigorous release.

The problem also isn’t only outside. Dr. James Sublett, managing partner of Family Allergy and Asthma in Louisville, Ky., told ABC News that the record amounts of rain and flooding in some areas of the country can lead to indoor air problems from mold as well as the usual springtime allergies. Advice on how to alleviate symptoms is abundant. Sublett told ABC News that pets should be kept out of the bedroom and people should not smoke inside their homes.


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