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September 14, 2022

Fall Allergies: Causes and Treatment

When it comes to seasonal allergies, you may be thinking of pollen exposure in the spring months. However, seasonal allergy symptoms are not limited to springtime alone, and can affect people when the leaves begin to change– as early as September. As the fall season begins creeping in, some of us may start experiencing fall allergies. Learning about the various triggers for these autumn allergies and planning a visit to AFC Urgent Care Burlington can help you find the necessary relief for seasonal allergy treatment.

What causes fall allergies?

Ragweed pollen is one of the most common triggers of seasonal allergies in fall, as its pollen easily spreads far and covers vast areas. Ragweed begins pollinating in the late summer months and continues through the fall, peaking in September. Ragweed pollen can travel hundreds of miles through the air, triggering fall allergy symptoms such as sneezing and an itchy throat.

Mold is another significant cause of fall allergies, proving that you can be affected just as easily inside as you can outside. When leaves begin falling off trees, mold can thrive under the wet piles. Stay aware of wiping your feet before heading inside so mold or other fall allergy carries don’t track into your home.

What are the symptoms of fall allergies?

Once you learn to spot the symptoms and identify your triggers, you should be on a better path to managing your fall allergies. However, if your symptoms persist, you should visit the urgent care clinic for professional care.

Some common fall allergy symptoms include:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose or nasal congestion
  • Watery, itchy, or irritated eyes
  • Headaches
  • Itchy skin
  • Itchy throat
  • Aggravated asthma symptoms, including coughing or wheezing
  • In severe cases, trouble breathing or anaphylaxis

How can I get fall allergy relief and treatment?

When pollen levels are peaking in your area, try to stay indoors. Check the pollen count by searching online your local fall allergy reports. Keeping doors and windows closed throughout the late morning to midday can help keep the allergen outside. If you have to get outside, and know you’re affected strongly by fall allergies, try wearing a face mask to avoid directly breathing in pollen and mold spores. Treatment can include antihistamines or other prescribed oral medications, medicated ointment or cream, or immunotherapy. For more tips on preventing seasonal allergies, or if you require medical care for your symptoms, visit AFC Urgent Care Burlington to be treated by our team of licensed, board-certified medical professionals to get the right care you need.

Seasonal Allergy Treatment at AFC Urgent Care Burlington

When it comes to your fall allergies, AFC Urgent Care Burlington has you covered. We’re open every day of the week, making healthcare accessible when you need it. Take charge of your allergies this fall and visit our urgent care center with no appointment necessary. If you have any more questions about our services, walk-in or call today at (781) 270-4700.

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