The pollen vortex: GWU doctor tells how to combat allergies

      Spring is in bloom and that means many have started to feel its effects- both the pleasant and the unpleasant.

      The 2014 allergy season has been dubbed, "the pollen vortex,"{ } so NewsChannel8 asked Dr. Dipa Sheth, an allergist with George Washington University Hospital how to nip those spring allergies in the bud.

      Here are some of her tips:

      Take allergy medications every day

      Use air conditioning units to cool off instead of opening windows

      Change clothes after arriving indoors from long periods outside

      Don't mow grass if the blades are bothersome{ }

      Use nasal washes

      Visit a doctor or allergist if symptoms persists each year without relief

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