Recently, individuals living with hay fever allergies in Salt Lake City have reported above-normal symptoms as a result of an extended period of rain in the area, according to the Deseret News.
The Salt Lake City region has weathered a rainy spring, giving plants more time to grow. Now that things are drying up and the temperatures are rising, hay fever-sufferers are beginning to exhibit more reactions to the changes: sniffles, sneezes, coughs and itchy eyes.
"Recently, it's been horrible," Lindsi Wiseman, a resident in the area, told the news source. "[My children are] getting symptoms way worse than last year. It's just been really terrible in our household."
Individuals who suffer from allergies and are looking for relief without the aid of a prescription medication may want to consider air purifiers. A HEPA filter can remove particles from the air that cause irritation, such as mold spores and pollen.
The IQAir HealthPro Plus has a HyperHEPA filter for those who want to breathe easier in their homes. It can trap ultrafine particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size, ranging from dust to pet dander. The IQAir HealthPro Plus is effective throughout 900 square feet of space.