Why Do My Allergies Get Worse in the Fall?
As the weather changes, blooming plants begin to prepare for winter, but this doesn’t mean that there aren’t opportunities for environmental and indoor allergens to cause an uncomfortable allergic reaction. If you suffer from autumn allergies, keep reading to learn how to manage your symptoms.
Common Fall Allergy Triggers
While it may seem that your allergies should cease when spring and summer end, this isn’t always the case. The most common fall allergens we encounter here in Texas include:
- Ragweed (especially from August to September)
- Mold (especially from decaying leaves and plants)
Additionally, you will still come in contact with the same indoor allergens that spread throughout your home year-round — including dust and pet dander. However, you may experience worse symptoms during autumn due to the fact that cooler air still harbors pollen outdoors, and more time spent inside results in more indoor particles that become airborne within your home.
Understanding Your Allergy Symptoms
The first step in improving your autumn allergies is being able to recognize your symptoms and seek treatment. Common symptoms of allergies include:
- Sinus issues
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
- Asthma flares
Breathing Easier This Fall With Urgentology Care
In order to breathe easier this season, you’ll want to consider the following options for managing your fall allergies:
- Monitoring your indoor air humidity levels
- Changing out your HVAC’s air filters
- Avoid going outdoors during high pollen times
- Change your clothes and wash up after being outdoors
- Clean your home frequently
- Wear sunglasses outdoors to protect your eyes from irritants
- Speak to your doctor about daily allergy medications and other treatments
If you’re ready to say goodbye to symptoms, our allergy specialists at Urgentology Care can provide comprehensive treatment options, including allergy testing through shots and sublingual drops.
Contact our team today for a consultation. (817) 799-7273