Q: Should we move to help my daughter's spring allergies?
A: Moving from a humid area to an arid one may help with allergies to house dust mites, but not with outdoor allergies. Even in bone-dry regions, grasses, olive and mesquite trees, and weeds (including ragweed) grow well and release their pollen into the wind. Molds (mostly in soil) also grow well. Dry, hot desert air can irritate already inflamed nasal and throat tissues. Consult a board-certified allergist before making any decision to move. -- Brian Vickery, MD, WebMD's Children's Allergies Expert.
We all know people who blame the weather for their achy joints, killer
headaches, and many other health woes. But proving these claims has been a bit
In recent years, however, scientists have become increasingly interested in
attempting to understand just how various weather extremes and changing
patterns affect our health. Many experts say that weather does account for some
adverse health symptoms.
WebMD talked to experts to learn just what is known about weather's role on