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What’s going around: Allergies

(WKOW) — We’ve reported fall allergies are in full swing, but you may be dealing with other allergy issues too.

Dr. Dylan Ledford is a doctor of osteopathic medicine at Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin’s Hatchery Hill location.  He told 27 News, the key to treating your allergies is to figure out the root cause.

Allergies can be caused by a variety of sources including dust mites, pollen, pet dander and mold, said Dr. Ledford.  Think about what you’ve been exposed to, especially in your home.

Dr. Ledford said you’ll know it’s allergies versus a cold or other illness if you have the following symptoms:

Dr. Ledford suggested a variety of treatments for you to try based on your body and symptoms, which are as follows:

If any of your symptoms become severe, especially breathing, pain or swelling, Dr. Ledford recommended contacting your provider.

Caroline Bach

Anchor, 27 News at 11

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