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Why Do My Allergies Get Worse in the Fall?

Are you starting to sneeze, cough and experience an itchy throat? You might be experiencing fall allergy symptoms!

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Levittown wants to share some insight about why allergies act up in the fall, as well as ways to prevent them.

What Are the Biggest Allergens of Fall?

If you are allergic to ragweed, mold and/or dust mites, then fall might have your allergies all astir!

While we all hope allergy symptoms end once fall rolls around, a new set of allergens actually begins. Therefore, watch out for signs and learn ways to treat symptoms of fall allergies.

Symptoms of Allergies

  • Runny nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Itchy, water eyes
  • Dark circles under eyes

How Can I Manage My Allergy Symptoms?

Are you at risk for allergy symptoms this fall? Take action by staying indoors and closing the windows when the pollen count is high.

If you do go outside, make sure to wear protective clothing, as well as shower as soon as you are in for the night. Showering and changing clothes will help ensure that you are not continuing to breathe in the pollen that has fallen on your clothes and in your hair.

Prevention & Treatment of Fall Allergies

  • Use an OTC or prescription nasal spray.
  • Take an OTC antihistamine or decongestant depending on symptoms.
  • Try using a dehumidifier in your home.
  • Keep doors and windows closed when pollen levels are high.
  • Try allergy shots or oral tablets as prescribed by a doctor.

Are you tired of living with allergy symptoms? Start enjoying the new season by stopping by AFC Urgent Care Levittown for a medical evaluation and treatment plan to get you feeling as good as new!