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Find Relief from Fall Allergies

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While I love the fall, I do not love the lovely fall allergies! As a teen, my first allergy attack happened during the fall!

Fall allergies are fairly common – do you have them? If you do, read on.

Seasonal allergies typically present with the same symptoms, such as runny rose, watery eyes, coughing, and sneezing– no matter what season they present in. If you only get these symptoms in the fall, you probably have fall allergies – often called hay fever. Here are some ways to find relief from fall allergies.

Types of Fall Allergies

Let’s start with the types of allergens you might experience in the fall season. Typically, when you have allergy symptoms in the fall, it’s from weed pollen. This occurs near the end of the summer and beginning of fall.

There are many types of weed pollen, with ragweed being among the most common. The types of weed pollen you might be exposed to depend on where you live, but some others to be aware of include:

  • Burning bush
  • Mugwort
  • Sagebrush
  • Tumbleweed
  • Russian thistle
  • Pigweed
  • Cocklebur

You might also experience allergy symptoms from dust in your home and pet dander, which are year-round allergens.

Signs of Fall Allergies

The allergy symptoms you experience in the fall are similar to allergies at any time of the year. However, it might first appear like a cold since you get these symptoms in the colder months. Some signs to look out for include:

  • Watery eyes
  • Runny rose
  • Itchy eyes
  • Itchy nose
  • Coughing and sneezing

The most common symptoms are going to affect your eyes and nose, such as having red eyes that keep burning and itching, and a runny nose.

How to Reduce Your Allergy Symptoms

If you’re suffering from fall allergies, here are a few things you can try to reduce your symptoms and find relief.

Stay inside on high pollen count days.

Check your forecast each day to see what the pollen count is outdoors. Most local weather stations and online weather services predict the pollen count for each day. As a rule, this should let you know when the count could be a little too high for your allergy issues, and when you should spend more time indoors.

Reduce indoor allergens.

Additionally, while many fall allergies exist outdoors, you still need to be aware of those indoor allergies. This means watching out for pet dander, looking for signs of mold, and cleaning often to reduce dust allergens.

Take your allergy meds.

Unfortunately, if your allergy symptoms are moderate or severe, you still need to take medication. However, remember that allergy meds can have some side effects, so try to avoid your allergens first.

If you have health issues or your allergy symptoms are very significant, you should discuss your medications with your health care professional. There may be other options for you to try to manage your allergies.

Remember that you can’t always prevent fall allergy symptoms, but you can work on finding relief.

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Dominique

This article provides general information and discussion about health and related subjects. The information and other content provided in this article, or in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having.

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