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New Yorkers finding relief from pollen following storms

Many New Yorkers have been sniffling and sneezing through the beginning of allergy season, but recent rainstorms have brought much-needed relief to individuals in the northeastern region of the country.

Recently, New York had seven straight days of rain that totaled more than 4 inches, according to the Wall Street Journal. As a result, much of the pollen that had been lingering because of the dry weather has since been washed away.

"A patient who is suffering from pollen allergies probably does pray for rain as opposed to the rest of us who pray for sun," said Gary Stadtmauer, a Manhattan allergist. "Grass pollen will be kicking in very soon, I'm afraid."

Experts say that tree pollen allergies typically taper off by the end of May, but air purifiers can be beneficial for allergy sufferers until this time rolls around.

The IQAir HealthPro Plus comes with a HyperHEPA filter that can trap everything from mold spores to dust, reducing the risk of allergy attacks. It can remove ultrafine particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size from up to 900 square feet of space, making it easier for allergy sufferers to breathe.