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Why does my asthma get worse during thunderstorms?

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Allergy

Feel a little wheezy when the weather turns? Well there might be something to that. Thunderstorms have often been associated with asthma epidemics. The most common hypothesis as to why thunderstorms might be an asthma trigger in some people has to do with the weather conditions that lead to a storm, which may cause higher concentrations of allergens in the air, like pollen. And pollen may be "ruptured" in storm clouds that eventually reach ground level, where it's breathed in and triggers acute reactions in people with allergic asthma.

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