Approximately one in five Americans currently live with either allergy or asthma symptoms, WebMD reports. While most of these sufferers may have enjoyed the low-allergy levels of winter, many news providers say people should now start preparing for the worst.
The Daily Press reports warm weather is springing up around the country, and with it could come high allergy levels.
"As the temperature rises, some of the species that cause allergies are going to have a longer growing season," James Perry at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, told the publication. "So you get more pollen over more and more time."
Not only do the rates of allergens rise because of the warm weather, how well people's immune systems are able to fight off the symptoms grows weaker, making this coming season one of the worst for allergy sufferers.
"We have a certain amount of immunity to some of these allergens," Perry told the newspaper. "But if we're exposed over and over and over again, we'll eventually develop a reaction. …You will wear out your immune system, because it's constantly fighting things off."
Even though there is no way to prevent allergy symptoms all together, there are certain ways sufferers can breathe easier at home. Installing a professional-grade air purifier like the Airgle PurePal AG800 in the house is a great way to reduce the side effects of allergies.