AUSTIN (KXAN) - Central Texas doctors were overwhelmed with allergy patients this past week. Texas MedClinic physicians in north and south Austin said they treated triple the number of allergy patients. The first part of the week, ragweed was causing people to sneeze and cough, and even after the rain started, the allergy symptoms did not stop.
"Rain can be kind of a double edged sword," said Dr. Amy Sanchez with Texas MedClinic. "It can actually knock the pollen out of the air, so some people who suffer from a ragweed issue might do better after a rain, but people who have problems with molds, the moisture can actually increase the molds. Rain can help you or hurt you depending on what you're really sensitive to."
Other things going around
Dr. Nick Wagner
* Strep throat
* Upper respiratory viruses
* Allergies flaring with ragweed
Austin Regional Clinic
Dr. Leah Treadwell
* Flu-like viruses
Scott & White's Georgetown Central Clinic
Dr. Paul Berg
* Viral gastroenteritis
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