Strong winds have been blowing across Kansas for days, and forecasters say more is on the way. Coupled with the dry conditions, the wind is kicking up a lot of dust in the air.
Dr. Maurice Strickland, allergy and asthma specialist, says all that dust is making it tough for his patients to breathe.
"This dust is making life miserable for anyone with allergies or asthma," Strickland said.
He says whenever the weather is dry and dusty, his office gets extremely busy.
"The phone is ringing off the hook," Strickland said. "If you've suffered from allergies or know what it's like to have an asthma attack you want relief as soon as possible."
Strickland urges his patients to stay inside when the weather is dry and dusty. He says close your windows and turn on the air conditioning. If you do go outside, be sure to shower before going to bed. Pollen, mold and other allergens tend to attach to clothing and hair, and will make allergies and asthma symptoms worse.