allergy worse when rains???

allergy worse when rains???

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#1 Dec 10, 2008
does anybody else get reactions, sneezy, snotty,ect. when it rains??I could sware I'm allergic to RAIN!! it seems like its only when its not rained for awhile....I obviously have allergys to grass seed,ect, just wondered...

Newbury Park, CA

#2 Jan 29, 2009
It is more than likely mold. when it first rains the intial drops kick the mold spores out in to the air which could get your symptoms going. I get the same problem. The wind is the worst for me though. It seems like when it is windy my allergies go crazy, itchy dry eyes, stuffy nose and dry throat.

Since: Jan 09

Petach Tiqwa

#3 Jan 30, 2009
Derrik is right, it's probably mold.

Pully, Switzerland

#4 Feb 5, 2009
My hay fever used to got worse before the rain. It seems that cyproheptadine helped a great lot. It's a generic version of Periactin only costs about 25 bucks per 30 pills.

Exeter, NH

#5 Jun 28, 2010
I do! Am finding out that is when I have my most severe allergy attacks, after it rains. Guessing mold but not sure? I know I'm allergic to pollen and mold, but this is the first time I have put it together than rain seems to be causing this.


#6 Jun 8, 2011
My allergies are the worst on a rainy day too. I thought I was imagining things but I guess I`m not alone.

Lancaster, SC

#7 Jul 20, 2011
What about your sinuses.....does anyone elses sinuses completely block up too

Elizabeth, NJ

#8 Oct 27, 2011
Apryl wrote:
What about your sinuses.....does anyone elses sinuses completely block up too
Sinus block, dry throat before its going to rain for me, it is like a weather forecast my body is giving me.

United States

#9 Mar 10, 2012
I have the same reactions. I get allergies so bad my back teeth ache ..running nose, sneezing, etc. All worse when its humid or raining out. Zeretex helps but takes hours to kick in. Anyone found an immediate fix?

United States

#11 Jul 17, 2012
My allergies & asthma gets worse too. My nasal passages starts to hurt very badly & I get a severe headache. I don't have any medicine for it yet because it just hit me a few weeks ago that something that goes on when it rains is causing this reaction. I thought I was making stuff up too LOL

United States

#12 Aug 21, 2012
I just realized the pattern in my insane allergies revolves around rain as well. I take Loratadine, I usually about triple the dose and then have to repeat it in the afternoon. Anyone know of natural cures for mold allergies?

Vienna, VA

#14 Oct 19, 2012
Same here. I tested negative for mold and mildew and everything else, but everytime I have a bad reaction is when the rain is coming or has just started. So far this morning I've had 5 sudafed, 2 loratidine and nasal spray. Still dripping like a faucet and sneezing.

Berwick, PA

#15 Nov 12, 2012
Apryl wrote:
What about your sinuses.....does anyone elses sinuses completely block up too
oh god mine get so bad I cant even drive sometimes. It blocks up my whole head and teeth hurt. To top it all off my ears block so bad that when I try to unblock them they like fight back and block more and make me really dizzy. I totaled a car once because of it. I still have not found a cure that stops the pressure in my head from getting that bad.

Louisville, KY

#17 Feb 15, 2013
I believe the pressure changes caused by rain can cause problems for some people. I get a splitting headache every time it rains. I have been to an allergist and have had all the allergy testing done and I am not allergic to anything so they think the climatic changes(like barometic presuure) are causing my headaches.

Seven Hills, Australia

#18 Feb 23, 2013
I don't know about anyone else but when my skin gets rain water on it, it burns like mad. Nothing I do can stop it.
I've talked to doctors about this and they have no idea what to do.
It's very rare as I have no problem with other kinds of water and I now believe it might have something to do with the acid in the rain.

Culpeper, VA

#19 May 7, 2013
Oh what a world what a world...

Denver, CO

#20 May 31, 2013
I've been doing allergy shots for my mold allergy for almost 4 years. I had almost immediate relief and the shots have done wonders for me. But this year is the worst I've experienced since before the shots. It just keeps raining! Get so tired of people saying, "We need the rain & I love rain"! I just want to smack them! Lol!

Pennington, NJ

#21 Jun 13, 2013
I also read it increases grass growth and grass pollen when it rains which effects allergies more and also I feel I am inside more so possibly mold and indoor allergies.?.

Since: Jan 13

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#22 Jun 27, 2013
It's true that allergy gets worsen, when it rains. As water makes your body wet and in the rainy seasons all the things are going wet with humidity and so you can suffer from some sort of virus infection. As long humid condition makes everything wet and it's a best time for fungus to grow at a rapid pace. Which is also a reason for severe allergies. They can be from anything, like green leafy vegetables, or impure water, dirty water, rotten fruits, etc. So it's very important to have precautions more in the rainy season then in other days from Allergic Reactions.
- AOK Emergency Room

Since: Jun 13


#23 Jun 27, 2013
I too have also noticed that my allergies worsen when it rains. I did some research on it and its true that this can happen. I also looked up treatments nd the one which claims the most success are air purifiers. I havnt bought one yet but the one i want to get is the Salin plus, as it has the best reviews. Wish me luck nd hope dis helps u too :D

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