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.
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 *****s 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.