Weather changes can weaken the immune system

Health conditions such as eczema, allergies and asthma can flare up when the weather blows hot and cold, say doctors

When the weather is too hot, the presence of aeroallergens such as pollen and pet dander is higher, and may trigger an allergic reaction.
When the weather is too hot, the presence of aeroallergens such as pollen and pet dander is higher, and may trigger an allergic reaction. PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

This year has been off to a rainy and windy start with temperatures as low as 21.1 deg C, but drier and warmer weather is expected in the coming weeks, says the weatherman, with temperatures possibly hitting 34 deg C.

What does the changing weather mean for people's health?

Please or to continue reading the full article.

Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month

  • Latest headlines and exclusive stories
  • In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content
  • Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*

*Terms and conditions apply.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 27, 2021, with the headline 'Weather changes can weaken the immune system'. Subscribe