If your allergies seem more severe this year in Kansas City, you're not alone.
That's according to Dr. Jay Portnoy, who leads the allergy and asthma department at Children's Mercy Hospital.
"We've been tracking pollen for 15 years in the Kansas City area and over that time, the pollen count has been slowly increasing," Portnoy says. "Each year is getting a little bit worse."
On Thursday, Portnoy explained to Up To Date Host Steve Kraske that the day's tree pollen count was only 529, but two weeks ago, it hit an all-time high of 9,000.