COLUMBUS (WCMH) – If you are sick of the weather, you might soon be sick ‘from’ the weather.
The up and down temperatures are leading to an uptick in doctor visits, because the fluctuating temperatures can irritate your sinuses.
Doctors tell us the top three reasons you get sick this year are viruses, allergies and the weather. Flu season is winding down, but this is allergy season, and the weather has been dreadful.
“Twenty percent of the people are getting 80 percent of the sinus problems. These things don’t drain properly and if they’re getting inflamed by weather changes, allergy and virus fluid tends to build up in there. And that’s what then leads to people starting to feel sick with fevers and that kind of thing,” said Dr. Marcus Pesa, owner of Scioto Urgent Care. “So it’s kind of a two-pronged approach. One is sort of the physical thing and the other can be these germs and what not.”
Doctors say if you know your allergy triggers, including the sap from pine trees and pollen, be proactive with decongestants.