The weather is starting to get cooler, and the leaves are starting to change color and flutter its way down from the tree. This fall weather excites some people, and for others it brings dread because of what the season brings for them – fall allergies. Yes, this is a real thing!
Some symptoms include:
- Runny nose
- Watery eyes
- Itchy eyes and nose
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, here are some plants and other things that can trigger these allergies.
Ragweed: This plant blooms in August, but its pollen can last until September/October. Its pollen can be blown by the wind and carried for hundreds of miles. Although you may not have some growing nearby, the wind will most likely be carrying around some of its pollen.
Mold: When you think of mold, the normal assumption is that it would be located in the damp spots of your house. While this is true, mold spores thrive on anything damp. This could mean that it is growing on the pile of leaves outside in your yard that you just raked up.
Dust mites: This is one thing that is commonly forgotten that can instigate your fall allergies. As soon as you turn on your heater after a long summer, these dust mites will leave you sneezing and carrying around tissues for your runny nose.
During ragweed season, keep your car windows shut, air conditioning on, and house windows closed. When it comes time to turn on your heater, change the filter and clean the vents that way dust mites don’t blow directly on you. These tips can help prevent the terrible fall allergies.
If you find that you may be suffering from any of the symptoms of fall allergies, schedule a consult with Dr. Burns at The Bien-Etre Center. Dr. Burns works with patients to help restore their body in a natural way and can answer your questions about allergies and how to improve your health in the most natural way.