"We've seen a lot of allergy medicine," said Jamie Ratliff, a technician at Fruth Pharmacy. "No major problems yet, but at this time of the year we see a lot of allergy prescriptions."
Different remedies work for different people, Kumar said.
"For a non-drowsy, over-the-counter medication, Claritin works reasonably well. If that doesn't work for you, nasal sprays can be more effective and work better. If it's for short-term relief, that's good enough," Kumar said.
"But if it's repeated and disabling, you need to find out which pollen you're allergic to and become desensitized with medicine or drops. So, first probably allergy spray, then allergy shots. All of these can work well; it just depends on how severe the symptom are."
Kumar said most people do not suffer from only one allergy. Instead, it's possible to be allergic to tree pollen and something else, like dust mites.
"Something like dust mites could keep you sick all year round. Then, when tree pollen acts up on top of that, you have a lot more symptoms. The more things you're allergic to, the more symptoms," Kumar said.
For more information on the Asthma and Allergy Center, contact 304-343-4300.