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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Could a change in the barametric pressure cause an allergy? I get a `disconnected feeling`, sneezing, and sometimes a headache when it`s about to rain or raining.
A change in barometric pressure can not cause an allergy. This may cause pressure or an increase in sinus symptoms. If there are storms associated with a weather front, these can occasionally increase asthma or allergy symptoms. In general, the best way to determine what is causing problems is to discuss your symptoms with your physician or allergist.
David Hauswirth, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Pulmonary, Allergy, Crtitical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University