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Old 12-01-2006, 03:18 PM   #1
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allergy to rain

Okay, I need help with this one. For twenty some odd years, sometimes if I go out in the rain, I will get a sinus attack and/or infection. This time I am getting over a sinus attack I had two weeks ago. It rained yesterday. I went out. Within a couple of hours, I started dry coughing, sore throat, postnasal drip.... Does anyone have any clues to what specifically is causing this and how to deal with it so I will quit gettting these. I do this once or twice per year, plus the two to three other sinus attacks/infections. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 12-01-2006, 03:38 PM   #2
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Re: allergy to rain

I have heard that some molds only come out in the rain.

 
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Old 12-01-2006, 04:36 PM   #3
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Re: allergy to rain

Yes, that was my first thought too. Rain is water, and it would absolutely suck to be allergic to that, we can't live without it!

I suspect that the rain brings out molds to which you have an allergy. Have you been tested?

 
Old 12-01-2006, 05:00 PM   #4
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Re: allergy to rain

Or perhaps the change in barometric pressure is causing it.

 
Old 12-01-2006, 11:02 PM   #5
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Re: allergy to rain

Thanks for the posts.

I am suspecting mold, but the reaction is so immediate (allergic reaction is immediate, but I cannot believe that mold grows in just a few hours that it is raining???)

Years and years ago I tested positive for the big four: dust, animals, weeds, mold and took desense shots for about four or five years. But I was tested again about four years ago with the pricks on the back and tested negative to everything ?????

I am thinking that it is mold, perhaps growing in the humid environment in the car's air system when it rains. ???? Don't remember I was in the car every time, but had to be in someone's car, since I know I was out walking in the rain and don't just walk in the rain for fun around the house.

I am also suspecting then that the sinus flooding discussed in the sticky note is the best bet for me. Although I suffer from Meniere's inner ear disorder and the thought of potentially messing up the middle ear and getting dizzy is enough to scare me away.

I was hoping a few people would happen along to say, "Yes! That happens to me every time it rains and here's exactly why and here's what I do". I does really suck that rain sets me off. My throat is still scratchy from yesterday morning.

Thanks for the input

Geekaroid

 
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