As Arizona warms up, allergy season kicks into full swing

Apr 2, 2018, 4:35 AM

(Public Domain Photo)...

(Public Domain Photo)

(Public Domain Photo)

LISTEN: Allergy season begins

PHOENIX — With Arizona moving into spring, you may hear people complaining about having a runny nose, watery eyes or itchy skin as allergy season kicks into gear.

The seasonal affliction not only can cause the above symptoms, but also fatigue.

“Allergies are essentially preoccupying your body with headaches, nasal passage inflammation, asthma, rashes of the skin,” Dr. Andrew Newman with Affiliated Dermatology said. “With this, your body is drained of energy.”

Newman said that fatigue could also stem from bad sleep.

“Allergies can block your nasal passages in such a way that you’re actually having difficulty sleeping,” he said. “That trouble with sleep can also lead to some form of fatigue.”

But Newman said there could be some hope for suffers through over-the-counter antihistamines.

“Non-sedating always recommended … (instead of) Benadryl,” he said. “(Benadryl) has a good effect as well but it’s going to make you sleepy.”

According to WebMD, some of the most common allergy triggers are pollen, animal dander and insect stings.

Contact dermatitis is a common skin condition with allergies. The offending material can cause skin to break out in rashes or itchy hives.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Facebook Photo/Tucson Police Department)...

Associated Press

Man already serving life sentence convicted of killing Tucson girl who vanished from parents’ home

A man already serving a life sentence was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder in the killing of another Tucson girl years earlier.

1 hour ago

A suspect who accidentally shot and killed a fellow IRS agent at a federal gun range in Phoenix was...

Danny Shapiro

Suspect indicted on manslaughter charge in death of fellow IRS agent in Phoenix

A suspect who accidentally shot and killed a fellow IRS agent at a federal gun range in Phoenix was indicted on a manslaughter charge, authorities announced Friday.

2 hours ago

Arizona will not approve new housing construction on the fast-growing edges of metro Phoenix that r...

Associated Press

Arizona Senate passes plan to manage rural groundwater, but final success is uncertain

A plan to manage rural groundwater passed the Arizona Senate amid concerns about the availability of sufficient water for future generations.

3 hours ago


KTAR Video

Video: A closer look at the alleged cover-up of Preston Lord’s fatal beating

Arizona Republic investigative reporters Robert Anglen and Elena Santa Cruz join guest host Kristin Bentz to further explain the latest developments in the Preston Lord investigation. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News

4 hours ago

A sign in front of a building identifies Valleywise Behavioral Health Center – Maryvale in Phoeni...

Kevin Stone

Valleywise Health replenishing mental health care capacity after staffing setback

Valleywise Health is working to replenish its mental health care capacity after cutting back because of staffing shortages in 2022.

4 hours ago

Split image of a Spin e-scooter on the left and the boundary map for Phoenix's Shared Micromobility...

Kevin Stone

Phoenix pilot program allows e-scooter, e-bike and bicycle rentals 24 hours a day

Phoenix is expanding its Shared Micromobility Program on a trial basis, allowing e-bike, e-scooter and bicycle riders to rent and roll all night.

5 hours ago

Sponsored Articles


DISC Desert Institute for Spine Care

Sciatica pain is treatable but surgery may be required

Sciatica pain is one of the most common ailments a person can face, and if not taken seriously, it could become one of the most harmful.


Collins Comfort Masters

Here’s 1 way to ensure your family is drinking safe water

Water is maybe one of the most important resources in our lives, and especially if you have kids, you want them to have access to safe water.


Fiesta Bowl Foundation

The 51st annual Vrbo Fiesta Bowl Parade is excitingly upon us

The 51st annual Vrbo Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Lerner & Rowe is upon us! The attraction honors Arizona and the history of the game.

As Arizona warms up, allergy season kicks into full swing