Allergies May Be Made Worse From Polar Vortex

Allergies May Be Made Worse From Polar Vortex

Physicians are predicting that the frigid winter and polar vortex that just passed has more in store for everyone even though they are officially gone, and that is in the form of terrible allergies. Most of the time, trees slowly begin to produce pollen in the months of March and April but due to the melting polar vortex, this will cause it to start happening all once.

Now that it is nearly April, several people have already started to feel the effects from the vortex. Doctors say that patients they are seeing are complaining of runny noses, watery, itchy eyes and lots of sneezing.

This means that individuals that do not usually even have trouble with any type of allergies might even get them this year. One allergist explained why the melting snow left a lot more moisture for trees. Where there is moisture there is mold and that means even more pollen to stir up allergies.

When it begins melting, there is more moisture in the trees. They will be well geared to produce pollens. It will all begin at once when the weather warms up and stays at a nice warm temperature. Even people who have never suffered from any type of allergy are at risk this year for sneezing and might even be visiting their doctor once spring arrives in full force.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stat that there is a connection between the molds that are outdoors and respiratory problems that occur in children. Even kids who do not have any kind of allergies will be at a higher risk this year, due to the polar vortex.

What is happening is the snow cover has melted away in most areas and has left moisture. What that does is add in putting more spores of mold out into the air. Many individuals who have a sensitivity to mold, or who are not even affected by mold are reacting to it this year when the spores are abnormally high.

Moisture causes mold to grow anywhere both indoors and out, which can pose threats to a person’s health as mold is linked to asthma and other severe medical conditions. A doctor spoke to the public about allergies and fears of them.

He stated that pollen counts are usually the highest between the hours of 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. so try to avoid being outside at those times.

Make sure to keep windows closed will keep the allergens outside and to be sure to take frequent showers would also help to keep them off of the body.

Be sure to change any air conditioning filters often so to make sure pollen is not being blown into the home.

Doctors advise people with allergies to begin taking any allergy medicines at least two weeks before allergy season states in their area.

A person can buy allergy medicines over the counter but there is no cure for allergies. Physicians are predicting that the frigid winter and polar vortex that just passed has more in store for everyone even though it is officially gone, and that is in the form of very bad allergies

By Kimberly Ruble

Sources:

Northern Voices News Online

The Daily Mail

Charlotte Online News

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