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  • Writer's pictureSavanna McDavid

The Dog Days of Summer: why your allergies and sinuses are going crazy.

We've all heard of the Dog Days of Summer but do we know just how much it affects us? The saying dates all the way back to the Greeks and Romans. To them the “dog days” occurred around the time Sirius appears to rise alongside the sun, in late July in the Northern Hemisphere. They believed the heat from the two stars combined is what made these days the hottest of the year, a period that could bring fever or even catastrophe.

The dog days were believed to be a time of drought, bad luck and unrest. The Old Farmer's Almanac considers the dog days to be the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11. Over time, constellations drift with reference to Earth.

During this time in East Tennessee, we see a lot of drought or hot rain. Both can bring discomfort for people with allergies and sinuses. Drought can cause a lot of dust to be stirred up in the air. Many people find themselves sneezing and coughing this time of year. On the other hand, if we do get a little rain it is accompanied by hot air causing moldy, musty conditions. So many can develop headaches and sinus issues due to this mold.

Infrared light therapy, Infrared Sauna and Salt therapy work magic for these issues. The Infrared sauna can keep your head cleared out and your body detoxed while the infrared light and salt room can help clear your head, throat and lungs.

The dog days are here which means we are experiencing the hottest days of the year. Don't suffer through your sinuses and allergies caused buy the dust and warm rain. Come to the Salt Oasis Kingsport to get out of the heat and enjoy some of the best summer activities.



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