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Heavy rainfall increases allergy symptoms

Constantine Saadeh, MD Constantine Saadeh, MD

 Amarillo, TX - Allergists at the Allergy A.R.T.S. center tell us they are seeing an increase in allergy symptoms. 

There has been an increase in sneezing, runny noses, itchy and watery eyes, and sinus infections because of the heavy rainfall we have experienced this year. 

The extra rainfall causes an increase in humidity and pollen count, which causes an allergy sufferer's symptoms to spike. 

Constantine Saadeh, MD,  the allergist at Allergy A.R.T.S. says the ways to decrease the risk of an allergy flare up are to remain indoors when the pollen count is high, (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.), keep your home clean, and use a dehumidifier to get rid of the dust and mold spores. 

Over the counter antihistamines can be taken to treat symptoms, but if symptoms should worsen sufferers should visit their primary health care provider or allergist. 


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