Bad year for allergies. Great year for poison ivy. - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Bad year for allergies. Great year for poison ivy.

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

This summer has been prime time for skin allergies and reactions. Experts say rain, humidity, high temperatures and increased carbon dioxide levels have led to highly potent poison ivy this year.

The weather has also agitated skin problems like eczema and hives. Specialists say those conditions might need extra medical attention, and they caution to beware of poisonous vines.

The data is from allergy specialist Dr. Leonard Bielory and the Rutgers Center of Environmental Prediction.

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