Does Humidity Affect My Allergies

Ah, Springtime. Fresh air, green grass, flowers blossoming and pollen. Sure the beauty of spring is what we all want but dealing with allergies is not a gorgeous thing. But can humidity affect your allergies? The answer is yes!

High Humidity

So if the air has too much moisture can that affect me?” Yes, that can be seen as a breeding ground for mildew, mold, dust, and bacteria. When these make their way into your home through a vent system, windows and doors; basically if there is enough moisture in one room of your home then one of these things will multiply and turn into a colony in a matter of hours.

Low Humidity

What if there is not enough moisture in the air?” Having little to no air or a dry environment will affect your throat and sinuses. Affecting these two particulars can create symptoms similar to having allergies early; sneezing and coughing are not actual signs of allergies. Nasal irritation or Congestion are allergy related symptoms.

Regulating the Humidity in Your Home

Yes, it is unfortunate that we cannot control the weather; but you can control the humidity inside your home to help you with your allergies; some situations keeping on air humidifiers throughout the day can make it less likely of a chance for mucous build up that was the nasal passages won’t dry out and it will pull the moisture out of your home as well.  Sometimes even running your air conditioning can remove unwanted humidity.