How to Tackle Fall Allergies
November 13, 2017
In the fall, we’re surrounded by dry air, high pollen counts, and an even healthier-than-usual presence of mold.
We also shift our schedules to staying inside more—exposing ourselves to the dust collections hiding all around the house.
The secret to enjoying fall despite these ever-present triggers?
Know how to protect yourself against them.
How many times do we have to tell you to check your area’s pollen count regularly?
We preach it because it’s one of the easiest ways of knowing what you’re walking into, before you step outside your house.
While the pollen count is lower this time of year than in, say, September, you still need to be aware of the airborne pollutants blown around during these windy months as well as the mold spores that develop in rainy weather.
Coughing and wheezing don’t have to be a staple of the fall season.
If you take care of your airways, giving yourself the TLC that you need before the coughing and wheezing and sneezing starts, you’ll find that you’re less likely to experience the symptoms at all.
These pollutants are especially dangerous during the fall season.
For starters, our pets are naturally thickening their coats to prepare for the colder weather. That means that they’re likely shedding more.
Add all of this to the fact that we’re more confined indoors during this season, and you find that you’re in an allergy trigger trap all season long!
With proper medication and proper pet-grooming, however, you’ll find that you can live happily ever after with your pet—all year long!
Dust and Mold
While these two triggers have different origins, they’re the same in that they’re intensified in the fall and winter months, when you’re trapped inside with little to no fresh air.
If you know that your home has a dust problem or a mold problem, you should be as vigilant in cleaning/removing these triggers as you are in medicating against them.
It is a truth universally acknowledged (among allergy sufferers) that season change brings with it the most severe shift in allergy symptoms.
Sadly, though, we still fall victim to the earth’s tilting axis every single year. The key to avoiding this seasonal struggle is to be sure that you’re in good health as the weather starts to change.
This means plenty of rest, plenty of allergy-and-asthma-fighting-vegetables, and proper medication according to your treatment plan.
The best solution?
To have an allergist that knows you and your symptoms, who can help arm you in the fight against seasonal allergies.
Our expert allergists are ready to help you!