SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO. (KPLR) – It’s starting to cool down but what does that mean for your allergies? We stopped by Mercy Clinic and spoke to allergy expert Dr. Laura Esswine who says cooler temperatures can slow down pollen counts and kick start others that flourish in the cold.
‘I see less eye itching and more draining and runny nose, asthma flair ups coughing and weezing. Because of the dry season and summer that we had followed by the rain we had early in the fall and late august we are expecting a high ragweed season. They say its going to be the highest in the last decade.’ said Esswein.
Highschooler Zach stout has had allergies for a while and says this year has been difficult.
‘Yea it’s been worse this year, but it just something that i deal with. Kids in school have it worse than I do, my mom had it pretty bad and I’m lucky enough to not have it as bad as other people. ‘said stout.
Doctors also say cold temperatures can be a trigger for those with Ezcema. Keeping tabs on your allergy triggers is the best line of defense. It’s especially because fall pollen can travel more than 400 miles on a windy day.