Rainy weather causes health concerns

Rainy weather can cause health concerns for Southwest Georgians. / Matt Prichard

For the last 20-days Southwest Georgia has experienced plenty of rain, however what are the health concerns that come along with those splash-and-dash showers.

Officials with the Allergy and Asthma Clinics of Georgia tell FOX 31 that during this time of year, people with grass suffer the most due to the sheer amount that is growing thanks to the rain.

But this time of year can be great for those that have pollen allergies because all the rain washes away a lot of that excess pollen.

"If you go outside and you're having trouble and you notice an increase in your symptoms, wearing a mask is very helpful. If the symptoms are very severe you need to stay inside during the highest pollen counts," said Allergy & Asthma Clinics of Georgia spokeswoman, Nancy McKemie.

She adds that if you have to go outside for any reason be sure to take your medications as directed by your doctor.

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