Fall is finally here, and while it has a lot going for it, it is also the beginning of cold and flu season. If you’ve got a bit of a runny nose and you’re sneezing, you may have a cold, or you might have fall allergies. The most common fall allergies are ragweed pollen and mold, but there are also other seasonal triggers that can set off allergy sufferers this time of year as well.
Hay fever is the common term for allergic rhinitis, which is essentially just late-summer seasonal allergies. The most common culprit for hay fever is the pollen from ragweed, which is a late-summer bloomer. Since ragweed can continue to flourish until a hard freeze in some areas, it can be a problem for all of the fall. If you’re suffering from hay fever, talk to your allergy specialist.
Unseasonably Warm Weather
It is no secret that the warm weather has lasted longer into the fall than usual this year. While it was nice to have a mild Halloween for trick-or-treating, the lingering warm weather can make fall allergies worse. The allergens like pollen can last longer, and mold spores are more prevalent in the warm wet conditions. Be sure that your indoor air quality isn’t impacted by keeping your system clean and your filters ready.
The leaves are another source of fall allergies. When you go out and rake the leaves, you stir up the pollen and mold spores that are trapped in them. These and other allergens get tossed into the air and blown around, making the season difficult for allergy sufferers. If you have to be the one raking, don’t forget to take your allergy medicine before you head out and wear a mask.
There are also potential allergens in the classroom, like chalk dust or the dander from a class pet, that could be making fall difficult for the younger allergy sufferers. Additionally, the lunchroom and snack time presents the possibility of food allergies that you didn’t have to worry about during the summer. Make sure that your kids and their schools know about their allergies and triggers and what they need to do, just in case.
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