Asthma and Allergies

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions on asthma and allergies.

How does warmer weather that lingers into fall affect allergy sufferers?

Though warm weather that continues into the fall might seem like a nice way to stretch out the summer, it has lead to problems for allergy sufferers.

When warm weather lingers into fall, the unseasonably warm temperatures can make rhinitis (also known as hay fever) last longer, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).

Also, when the humidity stays high, mold spores can be released in the air, adding to outdoor allergens, according to the ACAAI. Dry, windy weather also adds to spreading mold spores around.

Talk to your doctor for more information about allergies from warm weather summer months lasting into fall.

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Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; J. Douglas Aldstadt, MD, Family Physicians of Englewood; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Chunn, MD, Michael A. Chunn, MD, Family Practice; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Joseph Leithold, MD, Woodcroft Family Practice; Anne Reitz, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Grenetta Ritenour, CNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Mark Williams, MD, Beavercreek Family Medicine