Worse Allergies During and After Rain

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Sep 18th, 2013
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The Weather ChannelAnnie Hauser has recently revealed that allergies can become worse during or after a rainstorm. This is according to Warner Carr, MD, an allergist and fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. In her recent article, she explained that the environment gets saturated with pollen when it rains.

The following article was published on Weather.com:

Are your allergies worse in or after a rainstorm? If so, that’s completely normal, said Warner Carr, MD, an allergist and fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Rain often washes pollen out of the environment, but first, it bursts pollen particles, spreading allergens farther, Dr. Carr said.

“During a rainstorm, the pollen in your environment gets saturated and fractures, releasing small particles into the air at a much higher concentration,” he explained. “When patients inhale them it causes a syndrome called ‘thunderclap asthma.'”

Then, there’s an allergic reaction in the lungs, causing asthma symptoms, or for those without asthma, allergy symptoms in the upper airways, he said.

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