Got the sniffles? Here's why.

Saturday, March 15th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

High levels of cedar and elm pollen has prompted officials to issue the first allergy alert of the year.

Doctors at the Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic say levels of tree pollen are critically high and allergy sufferers should stay indoors.

In eastern Oklahoma, tree pollen levels increased to their highest this year.

Doctors say Oklahoma allergy sufferers thinking about working outside should either hold off, wear a protective mask and goggles, or take appropriate medications.

Sufferers should shower and wash pollen off their face and out of their hair after being outside.