The summer heat can actually make allergies worse than usual. Many plants pollinate based on environmental triggers which is why we have different allergy seasons caused by different plants. Most grasses like to pollinate during the heat, which is why allergies prevention in summer is when grass allergies are at their worst.
Roger Bratton, Director at Tower Health believes that people shouldn’t forget about the hidden dangers of dust mites during the warm summer months, “Dust Mites can thrive in our homes during the summer months; increased rises in summertemperatures mean that they are able to breed and multiply in huge numbers.
Fever with or without body and muscle aches often happens with a cold, but never with allergies. Although an increase in mucus production can be a sign of either allergiesor a cold, a change from clear and colorless to cloudy or discolored mucus is more likely an indication of a cold.
Antihistamines can help relieve sneezing, itching, a runny nose and watery eyes. Examples of oral antihistamines include loratadine (Claritin, Alavert), cetirizine(Zyrtec Allergy) and fexofenadine (Allegra Allergy).
Ozone levels can rise along with humidity, triggering asthma symptoms. Mold and dust mites thrive in humid weather. If you have allergic asthma and have allergies to mold and dust, increases can cause symptoms.