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My wife and I moved to Tennessee almost a year

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Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Question: My wife and I moved to Tennessee almost a year ago from California. We both have seasonal allergies. weeds, dust, etc. Seems like we have increased PND and coughing up garbage since the move. Pollens are down do to the colder weather. This has not changed our symptoms. What should I be looking for as a cause?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Cold weather can itself cause worsening symptoms.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.
Cold weather itself can worsen symptoms.
Another possibility is viral infection which is more prevalent in cold weather.
Please let me know if you have have breathlessness.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (3 hours later)
Neither of us have "cold" symptoms. More like an allergy. This is why I am concerned. Our breathing seems normal.Why would cold weather make this worse? I am not following the logic.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (30 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Cold weather itself can worsen nasal mucosa.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.
Sorry for late reply as I was busy.
Cold weather itself can worsen symptoms.
Inhaling cold air can lead to damage in nasal mucosa which ultimately causes more secretions which tend to go behind the nose as post nasal drip (PND) and this PND is causing cough and expectoration.
So please let me know
1. Do you use air purifier at home?
2. Do you go outside more in this weather?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (9 hours later)
Thank you for your assistance.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (14 minutes later)
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My wife and I moved to Tennessee almost a year

Brief Answer: Cold weather can itself cause worsening symptoms. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Ask a doctor forum. I can understand your concern. Cold weather itself can worsen symptoms. Another possibility is viral infection which is more prevalent in cold weather. Please let me know if you have have breathlessness. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.