More pollen means more colds, watery eyes and itchy throat
Many people with seasonal allergies are now struggling, falling into a vicious circle of sneezing, coughing, shortness of breath and pain.
If this happens to you, you may wonder what is happening. Is this allergy season particularly cruel, or does your symptoms seem to get worse because you are indoors and are not exposed to many allergens in the spring of 2020? Or are you just fantasizing?
According to allergy sufferers, it’s not just you. Indeed, your allergies may get worse this year.
The increase in temperature and the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have resulted in a denser and longer pollen season. The allergy season is currently 10 days longer than in 1990, and the pollen produced by trees, grasses and weeds has increased by 21%.
More pollen means more colds, teary eyes and itchy throat.
Previously, warm temperatures continued until April or later, which delayed the pollen production of plants. But now, it is starting to become more and more year after year.
The allergy season is also cruel in 2020, but last spring, most people were indoors and wearing masks when they went out. This year, people spend more time outside, sometimes without even wearing masks. This may make people feel allergies worse than usual.