LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville doctors expect to see more asthma and allergy patients in the next few weeks than any other time of year.  

Clinical studies show hospitalizations linked to asthma peak 17 days after Labor Day.

Allergy specialist Dr. Gerald Lee says he's already seen more patients packing immediate care clinics and U of L's emergency room.

"You know it's going to be worse next month so see your doctor, get your lung function checks, get your allergy and asthma medications refilled," Lee said. "That's very important to prepare you for the worst time of the year."

The American Academy of Allergy asthma and Immunology posts environmental readings by state. You can have the area's pollen count, mold and other air allergens sent directly to your cell phone. 

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