allergy worse when rains???

Liverpool, UK

#24 Jul 22, 2013
Apryl wrote:
What about your sinuses.....does anyone elses sinuses completely block up too
Mine sinuses always block up during rain and allergies appear to be much worse than before. I think it is due to the mold spores being lifted into the air.

Holden, ME

#25 Jul 29, 2013
Shannon Martin wrote:
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
Air purifiers help breed mold and dust mites that is what my allergist said. Its better not to have them depending on what your allergic too.

Waterloo, IA

#26 Aug 1, 2013
Oh my goodness, right after it rains my throat, ears and eyes itch almost unbearably! I have found that AllegraD relieves the symptoms temporarily. But if it was a mold allergy wouldn't that continue long after the rain, since the mold/mildew would continue to grow? My symptoms go away by the next day, as long as it doesn't rain again! And I wouldn't think it would be pollen, because wouldn't the rain knock the current pollen in the air down to the ground and the air actually be clearer during and right after the rain? But there is definitely something in the falling rain that , or maybe it is knocking pollen that was high in the air down to a breathable level. I don't know just thinking out loud, but this rainy season is making me miserable and costing a lot with all the AllegraD I'm having to buy!

Portland, OR

#27 Nov 7, 2013
Recently, I have had really bad sinus problems after it rains. So bad, that I ended up in the hospital twice and diagnosed with a mini stroke. It seems that whatever I am allergic to causes my blood pressure and pulse to go sky high and I get so dizzy I can hardly stand. I started using saline nose spray and that helps a lot, but I still don't know what I'm allergic to. I did NOT have a mini stroke and the problem was found to be allergies.

Brisbane, Australia

#28 Nov 29, 2013
Dear Fellow Sufferers, What Laura says makes sense, I found this which confirms her speculation :----
"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.
Ninety-five percent of people with asthma also have allergies, Dr. Carr said. Rainstorms can produce serious respiratory symptoms for them, so patients should anticipate this, and be prepared with the proper asthma and/or allergy medication.
Besides medical therapies, there are non-medical steps you can take to lessen the effect of rain on your allergies, Dr. Carr said. "Limit your pollen exposure: Roll up the windows in your car or home, run a fan at home to circulate air through your house. When you're outdoors, pollen is falling on you, so take a shower every night, so you're not sleeping in what you're allergic to," he said.----

Brisbane, Australia

#29 Nov 29, 2013
Me again, Talking of non-medical steps, I went to an allergy clinic that used kinesiology (muscle testing) to determine which allergens were affecting me. It turned out to be about 12 different things ranging from strong to slight, ie; pollens, grass trees, dust mites etc down to pets and red wine (the preservative) on the slight end fortunately.
They then treat these one at a time starting with the worst so you notice an improvement immediately. The treatments have to be a few days apart for best effect.
The whole thing is painless and quite fun, but unfortunately not a permanent fix and some allergies returned after a period of time, in my case, about a year or so but I'm sure that will vary from person to person. I figured it was worth the cost ( about 80 to 100 aussie dollars for each treatment ) just for the incredible relief it brings. The medical establishment powers that be, hounded these poor guys from pillar to post, from building to building, bringing prosecutions against the owners for making false claims about the treatment's effectiveness. I'm sure they had a point but it worked for me and now I'm having to look elsewhere.
Anyway, not here to gripe but it might be worth a search in your area for kinesiology allergy treatments. Hope that helps.

Lochgelly, UK

#30 Jan 25, 2014
There is no doubt about it I amuse my friends by telling them when it is going to rain. I get mucous in the back of my nose and it runs down the back of my throat. It all most feels like I have a cold coming or hayfever. About an hour ago I started to get the symptoms, it is January in UK and as I type the sky has gone incredibly dark and I can even hear thunder about... what in January? yes in January in UK. The whole thing is quite bazaar!

San Mateo, CA

#31 Feb 7, 2014
As a fellow allergy sufferer, I was at the Dr.'s office one day when she commented that those who suffer from mold allergies are sometimes affected by the rain. If I remember correctly, she stated that there are different molds and the one(s) that are present before it rains are different than ones during the rain. Fortunately I don't suffer from mold allergies, but weeds, trees, grass, and foods are enough for me. I took allergy shots for 25 years, went off them and now am back on them-I guess I'm an allergy shot junkie! I take long acting loratidine daily and use an air purifier(Brookstone-with washable filter so you don't spend a fortune on filters). When it's too dry I use a small nightstand humidifier(Walgreens). I can't use steriods-bad reaction so I put mentholadum(sp?) in my nose AM/PM and use Nasalcrom(preventative OTC-Walgreen 2Xday), and Azelastine HCL(prescription)as needed. I also use a Neti-pot when really congested. I'll take a sudafed if I really get congested, but it usually clears up after 1 or 2. Good luck out there.

San Mateo, CA

#32 Feb 7, 2014
Me again. Be careful about how mold is cleaned up. Sometimes the cleaner is worse than the mold in terms of your reaction to it. Try using vinegar which is pretty non-toxic. On a separate thought, I had asthma as a child, but have learned that if I control my allergies I don't have problems with asthma. Hope that helps

San Francisco, CA

#33 Feb 26, 2014
Where can I find a great allergist in San Mateo area?

Puyallup, WA

#34 Mar 25, 2014
Rain bursts the pollen particles on trees an plants. So until it manages to wash away the pollen the rain actually causes a huge explosion in pollen counts. For asthma sufferers this causes something called thunderclap asthma. So a light or short rain can be awful because it never washes the pollen from the environment. A sustained rain while initially bad can help afterwards.

Since: Apr 14

Mountain View, CA

#35 Apr 3, 2014
It depends, as some allergy are related to mold, when it rains, the mold are stronger and the allergy effect gets more severe

Mountain View, CA

#36 Apr 3, 2014
That depends, depends on which kind of allergy.

Wichita Falls, TX

#38 Apr 6, 2014
While a heavy rain can clean the air, A light rain can knock pollen and mold off trees and plants according to a few sites I've read. I think that's what's going on with me. Tests didn't show significant mold allergy, so it must be additional pollen in the air.

Presto, PA

#39 Apr 11, 2014
Yes what it rains are about to read my nose running like crazy & I am stuck home in bed ..

Belleville, IL

#41 May 1, 2014
shar wrote:
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...
I suffer with the same thing actually going through it now.. It's more than likely mold and I have tried everything, nothing works..

Hinckley, UK

#42 Aug 2, 2014
I used to suffer horribly with hay fever but since I started regularly taking LOCAL HONEY my symptoms have all but gone and so I was baffled when ever rainfall sent me spiralling into full on allergy symptoms. Having read this blog I am now convinced it's mold spores that are causing me the trouble....perhaps LOCAL CHEESE holds the answer lol.

Kenitra, Morocco

#44 Oct 4, 2014
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

Lancaster, CA

#46 Dec 9, 2014
After it rains my allergies catch up with me gunk in throat stuffy nose. Terrible.

Castries, Saint Lucia

#47 Jan 14, 2015
Every time it rains, too cold or even a little dizzle hits me i get sick,. Can't shower anytime. I get this series of headaches only in the morning when i wake for about an hour so. If i remove my shirt i get sick yet am always hot. This always happens like during the months of October to February

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