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Asthma patients could be worse off this summer

Though some people might find their allergy and asthma symptoms are worse during the spring and fall months, other experts have reported that such side effects can occur year-round, and could be the most prevalent during summer. WBTV recently spoke with Dr. Maeve O'Connor, an allergist and immunologist who discussed what is most likely to trigger an asthma or allergy attack and when.

According to O'Connor, grass pollens and mold spores are the most common forms of allergens during the hotter, summer months, leading to a rise in itchy eyes, coughing and wheezing as well as asthma flare-ups. Luckily, there are ways to keep such symptoms at bay.

UPI reports there are many simple tricks and tips people can adhere to during peak allergy season to gain some relief. Installing a medical-grade air purifier like the IQAir HealthPro Plus will work to limit how much pollen and other allergens get into the home, while picking up eye drops or OTC allergy medicine can also keep annoying side effects at bay. 

Despite the ease and style contact lenses offer people, the news outlet reports that opting to wear glasses when the pollen count is high can limit how itchy or red eyes get.