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Heavy rains bring increase in seasonal allergies

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Area residents with allergies might have noticed something besides flooding from the heavy rains.

Spring rain brings the beginning of allergy season with it due to the rain's spread of pollen and mold.

"The rain will work as a double-edged sword," Dr. Fatima Mohiuddin with SwedishAmerican Health System said. "One, it will have more mold spores to disperse in the air when it gets warm again, and then the rain will make the trees grow, and the tree pollen is another seasonal allergy that comes out in the spring."

Mold can also appear after a basement or room floods if the area is not cleaned immediately.

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