Just because you woke up sneezing, doesn’t mean you have to worry

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — You’re sneezing and congested and you have itchy eyes. Should you worry? Maybe not, says Dr. Cecelia Schmalbach, chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at Temple University. 

This is allergy season, and there are other triggers in addition to those budding trees.

"Many people have allergens that are actually found indoors," she said. "For example, mold, dust mites and pet dander. So, there’s a very good chance that, even being indoors, individuals will see an increase of their allergy symptoms."

She says if you’ve never had allergies and now have symptoms, notice a complete loss of your sense of smell, a high fever, cough or sore throat, call your doctor.

If you want to air out the house from the allergens inside, just remember there’s mold out there and the trees are now budding.