By Adem Lewis /


MANY OF YOU HAVE SEEN THE BUZZ ONLINE ABOUT ‘THUNDER FEVER.’TERESA:..IT’S A PHENOMENON CLAIMING THAT STORMS COMBINED WITH HIGH POLLEN COUNT — CAN TRIGGER DEADLY ASTHMA ATTACKS. 3 3 ASTHMA ATTACKS. 3 3 CASEY:..WE’VE SEEN OUR FAIR SHARE OF STORMS THIS WEEK…AND THE POLLEN COUNT, IS ON THE RISE.ALL NEW ON DAYBREAK — WE ASKED A LOCAL ALLERGIST ABOUT THE SO-CALLED THUNDER FEVER.TERESA:..THUNDER FEVER.TERESA:..24-HOUR NEWS 8’S KATHERINE DUCHARME IS HERE — WITH HIS ANSWER. 3 KATHERINE:..WE’VE SEEN STORIES ONLINE ABOUT ‘THUNDER FEVER.’ MANY OF YOU WERE ASKING US MANY OF YOU WERE ASKING US WHETHER YOU SHOULD STAY INSIDE THIS WEEKEND.WE TOOK THOSE QUESTIONS TO A LOCAL ALLERGIST — AND HERE’S WHAT WE FOUND. 3 DOCTOR KELBEL AT DEVOS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL SAYS THUNDER FEVER IS REAL — AND IT COULD BE DEADLY.IT HAS TO DO WHEN THERE’S CHANGES IN THE WEATHER… CAUSING LARGE AMOUNTS OF POLLEN TO COME OUT OF THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE…TO HUMAN HEIGHT.IF SOMEONE SUFFERS FROM ALLERGY INDUCED ASTHMA — THEY COULD BE AT A HIGHER RISK FOR A BIG ATTACK… ESPECIALLY AS WE HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND. 3 4;01;29″WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS THUNDER FEVER CASES YOU CAN GET REALLY SICK REALLY QUICK, SO YOU NEED TO BE ON TOP OF IT AND HAVE YOUR MEDICINE AROUND AND TAKE IT. 4;01;374;00;34 “ALSO THE WINDS STIR UP THE POLLEN THAT’S ON THE GROUND AS WELL. SO YOU’RE GETTING HIT IN MULTIPLE LEVELS TO MAKE YOUR ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES MUCH WORSE.” 4;00;42 3 HE DID OFFER A FEW SUGGESTIONS FOR PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM ASTHMA.SLEEP WITH THE WINDOWS CLOSED DURING POLLEN SEASON. TRY TO STAY INSIDE IF YOU NOTICE A HIGH POLLEN COUNT…. AND DON’T SKIP ON YOUR ALLERGY MEDS.IF AN ASTHMA ATTACK GETS REALLY BAD — YOU SHOULD GO GET HELP. 3 3 CASEY:..THAT BRINGS US CASEY:.. THAT BRINGS US TO OUR NEXT PART OF THE QUESTION… WHERE DOES THE POLLEN COUNT STAND RIGHT NOW?TERESA:..MATT’S GOT THAT ANSWER FOR US THIS MORNING.. 3 3 LOOKING AHEAD A SHOWER OR THUNDERSTORM IS POSSIBLE MONDAY, WITH DRY, SUNNY AND WARMER AIR BUILDING FOR THE MIDDLE TO END OF NEXT WEEK. IS IT OKAY TO PLANT?? NO SIGN OF ANY FROST OR FREEZE – SO IT SHOULD BE OK FOR MOST AREAS TO PLANT THE GARDEN. BILL’S BLOG BILL HAS A LINK TO VIDEO OF A TORNADO PASSING RIGHT OVER STORM 3 CHASERS IN GERMANY! 3 3


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