Does the changing temperatures affect our health?

Some people feel they have been getting sick lately due to the weather changing

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s easy to blame your cold on the changing weather, especially when temperatures go from 15 below to 50 degrees the next day, but that’s not what makes you sick, at least not directly.

This month’s warmer temperatures have caused some plants to start sprouting early. This can result in some of our allergies acting up. We aren’t use to having our allergies kicking in during the winter season.

Amy Jaworek, Infectious Disease Physician at Holyoke Medical Center, told 22News, “Going outside more, some plants starting to become active and allergies may change with the seasons.”

Plants tend to bloom at different temperatures. With more rain, warmer temperatures, and less snow covering the ground more plants have been able to become active.

If there is swelling in your nose, you could be more prone to getting a cold.

More Information:
– Local Forecast – Severe WX Text Alerts
– Temperatures – Severe WX Email Alerts
– Weather News – Live Area Webcams
– Interactive Radar – Winter Safety Checklist
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