Many people across the country are beginning to show symptoms of seasonal allergies, despite cold weather still lingering in certain regions. However, extreme temperature fluctuations are to blame for the early onset of the allergy season, according to the New York Daily News. Warm weather spurred trees to bud and spread pollen, while cold weather caused it to linger.
"Just like predicting the weather, it's hard to predict how bad an allergy season will be," William Reisacher, director of the allergy center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell, told the news source.
Individuals with severe allergies are advised to stay indoors between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. when pollen counts are extremely high. Those who want to take control of the situation in their own homes can purchase the IQAir HealthPro Plus air purifier to breathe a little easier.
The IQAir HealthPro Plus is equipped with a HyperHEPA filter to trap fine particles that can trigger itchy eyes and runny noses for allergy sufferers. Most air purifiers can only capture particles larger than 0.3 microns in size, but the IQAir HealthPro Plus' filter is designed to catch smaller particles that are responsible for allergic reactions.