Here’s Who Needs to be Aware of ‘Thunder Fever’ this Weekend
Doctors are warning that the high pollen counts combined with the rain in the forecast this weekend could make it difficult for people with asthma and allergies.
'Thunder fever' can happen when the conditions are perfect - a high pollen count, heavy humidity, and strong winds that come with thunderstorms. While most people would think the rain would weigh pollen down, it can sometimes make the conditions for allergies and asthma worse.
It creates a problem because winds tend to pick up before rain and thunderstorms roll in, so pollen will start to circulate in the air, making a 'thunder bomb'. The sticky and humid conditions will naturally make it harder to breathe, nevermind if you start to have a severe attack due to pollen.
If you do suffer from seasonal allergies or asthma, your best bet is to keep windows closed, even at night, and to always keep your allergy meds on hand in the event of an unexpected attack.