With spring and summer comes the blossoming of flowers, grasses and trees. Unfortunately the fresh green grasses, leaves and colorful flowers will also bring itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing and headaches to those who suffer from allergies.
Many allergy sufferers look forward to a heavy rainstorm to relieve their symptoms. However, this relief is only temporary and the rain will only help boost grass and plant growth, resulting in increased pollen levels after the rain.
The level of molds in the air also increases after a heavy rainfall. Molds thrive on the damp grounds, so those who have mold allergies should try to avoid these damp areas and stay inside. But for those who do not have mold allergies, a good rain can temporarily clear the air of outdoor allergens bringing some much needed relief.
So allergy sufferers keep your eye on the forecast. Rain could be good or bad for you depending on your allergies. If you don’t know what your specific allergies are, contact a local allergist for testing.
Testing usually requires a two hour appointment, but you will have the results immediately after the test. Your results can help you determine how to be proactive and treat what’s bothering you!