- On July 16, 2021
It has become an annual midsummer weather phenomenon: dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa is picked up by winds that carry them all the way to the Gulf Coast, triggering allergies and trouble breathing for some.
For the last couple of years, summer has brought winds that carry Saharan dust over the Atlantic Ocean, which can contribute to bad weather and lower air quality. It has become an annual phenomenon that allergy sufferers and those with trouble breathing should be aware of.
This week has marked the return of Saharan dust to the Gulf region for 2021, impacting the Rio Grande Valley all the way up to our friends in Houston as well. Air quality can range from moderate to unhealthy depending on daily conditions. In general, it is a good idea for those sensitive to lower air quality to limit their time outdoors as much as possible.
As with any allergy related problem, South Texas Sinus Institute is here to help with testing and treatment options. Request an appointment online or call 956-661-8200 today.