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What could cause hay fever symptoms after several weeks of wet weather, yet pollen counts are low?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Mold

This could be a mold allergy or possibly a sinus infection.

In brief: Mold

This could be a mold allergy or possibly a sinus infection.
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Dr. David Menchell
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Rhinitis and weather

Hay fever refers to the late summer/fall pollen season caused by several weeds, ragweed being the most important.
However, the summer and fall is also a period where molds are active, thriving on warm, humid conditions. If you are getting hay fever symptoms (sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, etc.) despite low pollen counts, it may be due to outdoor molds. Allergy testing can distinguish the two.

In brief: Rhinitis and weather

Hay fever refers to the late summer/fall pollen season caused by several weeds, ragweed being the most important.
However, the summer and fall is also a period where molds are active, thriving on warm, humid conditions. If you are getting hay fever symptoms (sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, etc.) despite low pollen counts, it may be due to outdoor molds. Allergy testing can distinguish the two.
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