What Are the Symptoms of Fall Allergies?
Who doesn't wish that allergy season would just end? It always seems as one allergy season comes to a close, another allergy season begins.
However, our team at AFC Urgent Care West Islip doesn't want you to spend your fall dealing with seasonal allergies. Therefore, we are here to offer you tips on how you can prevent and treat fall allergies so that you can get back to putting the fun in your fall season!
Why Do My Allergies Get Worse in the Fall?
If you thought springtime was the only rough time for seasonal allergies, think again! Allergies during the fall months can be just as unpleasant.
Weed pollen, along with ragweed and sagebrush, can be the main causes of allergic rhinitis (also known as hay fever) around this time of year between late summer and early fall.
Fall Allergy Symptoms
- Watery, itchy or generally irritated eyes
- Runny nose
- Nasal congestion
- Hives on the skin
- Itchy throat
How Can Fall Allergies Be Prevented?
Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can take action against seasonal allergies this time of year. Start by checking pollen levels each day before heading outside. If they're high, make sure you are taking an antihistamine as directed.
You might also want to buy a dehumidifier to help disseminate any pollen that could enter your home, as well as help you breathe easier.
Ways to Relieve Allergies
- Clear out nasal passages using nasal irrigation.
- Drink more water.
- Take an OTC antihistamine or decongestant, depending on symptoms.
- Try an OTC or prescription nasal spray.
- Get allergy shots for severe allergies.