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Fall Allergy Season Starts in August…Yes August!!

Fall Allergy Season Starts in August…Yes August!!

Allergies suck!! They can make your life miserable and even keep you indoors and away from all that nature has to offer. If you are an allergy sufferer you are more than familiar with springtime allergies due to trees and grasses pollinating, but did you realize that the other allergy season (autumn) can actually begin in mid-August. Allergy sufferers usually look forward to summertime where their triggers are typically less, but understanding when this second, inconvenient allergy season starts can help you stay ahead of the curve and we at HPFY can give you some important information.

Fall Allergy Season Starts in August

Who is the Big Culprit?

Anyone who suffers from allergies fully understands the misery that can be the spring, but why does autumn make us miserable also? The main culprit for fall allergies is ragweed. Even when ragweed is not growing in your neck of the woods, it can travel miles on wind currents. Isn’t that great!! Approximately 75% of those who react to springtime allergens also have a reaction to this allergen. Other suspects that can trigger autumn maladies include mold and even dust mites.

Autumn Allergy Symptoms

How do you know if you are unfortunate enough to suffer from autumn allergies? Much like in the spring, symptoms of an autumn allergy can include:

  • Itchy eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Coughing
  • Watery eyes
  • Dark circles under eyes

Yes, these are similar to springtime allergy symptoms, so imagine your surprise when in August all this starts up again!! Many times, as our late summer/early fall evenings become cooler, it’s when we start up our heating systems that have sat dormant all summer that these allergy triggers can be distributed throughout our homes. Whether it’s ragweed from the surrounding area, a wet pile of leaves, or even creepy dust mites, fall allergy season can be just as miserable as the spring allergy season.

 

Be Prepared For Allergy Season!!

Yes, I know it may be the slow time of the year for allergies, but soon enough autumn allergy season will be upon us. It is now when we should be planning ahead to tackle this challenge. Being prepared for the fall allergy season can include:

  • OTC allergy medication
  • Eyedrops
  • Nasal spray
  • Air purifiers
  • Tissues

Let’s face it, allergies can not only be an inconvenience, but they can make life miserable for those who suffer them. Even though fall allergy triggers can be different than its spring cousins, the majority of allergy sufferers can react during both seasons. Fall allergies can be even more frustrating when they rear their ugly head as early as August. Be prepared and get ahead of any possible trigger so you can enjoy the outdoors during autumn.

 

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