Contact Us

Feeling Crummy? Allergies May Be To Blame


How do you feel?  If the answer to that question is crummy, your allergies could be to blame. 

Leslie Terjesen
Leslie Terjesen of the Ocean County Health Department (Jason Allentoff, Townsquare Media NJ)

One day it’s 60 degrees.  The next is 75.  The muggy, humid weather this Fall is creating havoc on many people around the state.  Fall 2012, up to this point, has felt more like an Indian Summer than anything.

When the thermometer goes up and down 10 to 15 to 20 degrees on a dime, it can lead to the coughing, the sneezing and the watery eyes.  Recent rain has made it damp out there.  What’s tricky is deciphering whether you have an allergy attack, a cold or the flu.

Leslie Terjesen with the Ocean County Health Department says “The allergy skin test is the quickest and most accurate way to find out what you are allergic to, whether it’s mold, grass pollen, or a type of weed.  A lot of the allergens that appear in the Fall are leftovers from the Spring.  We see all different types of cases.”

In regards to the flu, Terjesen says “everyone should get a flu shot.  Those symptoms may mimic the allergy attacks but will also come with a fever, headache and chills – something you won’t get with allergies.”

Terjesen’s advice?  If your symptoms persist, make an appointment with your doctor who could properly diagnose you.

Best of WOBM-AM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Beachcombers quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.