What is Dry Season in the Central Valley? How Does it Affect My Allergies?

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April 4, 2024

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As the days get longer and the temperatures start to climb, we know that dry season is among us! For many in the Central Valley, this means pesky allergy symptoms.

So, what exactly is dry season in the Central Valley and how does it wreak havoc on our allergies? Let’s break it down.

What is Dry Season?

Dry season typically hits Central Valley folks from late spring to early fall. It’s characterized by hot, dry weather with minimal rainfall. The lack of moisture in the air can lead to dusty conditions and higher concentrations of airborne allergens like pollen, dust mites, and mold spores.

How Does Dry Season Affect Allergies?

  • Increased Pollen Counts: During dry season, plants release lots of pollen into the air for reproduction. For allergy sufferers, this means constant exposure to allergens. This can cause common allergic rhinitis symptoms such as sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, nasal congestion, runny nose, or an itchy nose and throat.
  • Dust Storms: The dry, arid conditions in the Central Valley can also result in dust storms, stirring up particles that can trigger worsening allergy symptoms. 
  • Indoor Allergens: With the heat rising, we tend to spend more time indoors with the air conditioning on full blast. However, this can make our indoor allergies worse as dust mites and mold thrive in warm, humid environments.

How Can I Manage My Allergies During Dry Season?

  • Keep Indoor Air Clean: Invest in high-efficiency air filters for your HVAC system to trap allergens. Regularly dust and vacuum your home to minimize indoor allergens.
  • Monitor Pollen Counts: Keep an eye on daily pollen counts and try to limit outdoor activities on high pollen days.
  • Consult with an Allergist: If your allergies are interfering with your daily life, it may be time to seek professional help. Our team at Baz specializes in allergy testing and personalized treatment plans to help you find relief.

Ready to Take Control of Your Allergies?

Don’t let the dry season get you down. Take proactive steps to manage your allergies and enjoy all that Central Valley has to offer. Schedule a consultation with us today!

This entry was posted in Allergies, Allergy, Allergy Treatment on April 4, 2024 by admin admin.

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