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Dr. Dinakar explains whether the rain will help with allergies

Much needed rain fell in Kansas City this week. The rain had allergy sufferers rejoicing as they hoped for some relief from a terrible start to the allergy season.

"Today, surprisingly, it's caused a very high pollen count," Dr. Chitra Dinakar with Children's Mercy Hospital said.

You heard right, Monday's pollen count is still very high despite the rain. Typically, the response is delayed. So, Dinakar says hang in there.

"The rain that occurs today will impact us more tomorrow or the day after. Rain typically washes out the pollen and makes the air a little bit cleaner," Dinakar said.

Read the full story via KCTV 5.

Learn more about Children's Mercy's Division of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.