2013 Should Be a Banner Year for Allergies
As our planet warms and major weather events become implacably more common, one rarely mentioned consequence is a rise in the occurrence of allergic rhinitis – also known as allergies. Now some scientists are expecting this year’s production of pollen and dust to exceed any in recent memory:
The changing climate has brought early spring, late-ending fall, and large amounts of rain and snow. All of that, combined with historically high levels of carbon dioxide in the air, nourishes the trees and plants that make pollen, and encourages more fungal growth, such as mold, and the release of spores.
Add to this a season of unusual dryness across much of the American southwest, and you have a perfect storm, so to speak: warm and wet in the Northeast, hot and dry everywhere else. Both encourage the proliferation of spores and dust that have been known to make allergy sufferers sniffle for weeks.
What can you do about chronic rhinitis? Speak to your ENT about medical options, including OTC products, prescription remedies, allergy testing and sinus surgery. There is simply no reason to struggle with bad allergies when so many good options are at your fingertips. To learn more, please contact my sinus surgery offices here today.