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September 23, 2019 is the first day of fall. Spring has sprung and now it’s time for Fall to fall. And with fallen leaves, the season brings an uprise in allergies.

Have you ever asked yourself, “Why do my allergies get worse in the fall season?” Even if it’s never occurred to you before, the fall is often a time of year when allergy symptoms start to flare up.  Cool autumn air can harbor irritants just as unpleasant as pollen.

The most common irritant that is prevalent in the fall is ragweed. Even if you don’t live near ragweed, it can travel for hundreds of miles in the wind.

There’s an old Monty Python joke about whether or not coconuts can migrate. Well, Ragweed sure can.

Preventing Fall Allergies

When fall allergy season is upon us, you can expect the typical symptoms

  • Runny nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Itchy eyes and nose

Just as with other seasons you can help prevent these symptoms with

  1. Find a good allergist – They can help determine what is irritating you and strategize avoiding it.
  2. Fight allergies naturally with ingredients like Quercetin and Bromelain which are found in natural supplements like Histamine Shield Plus.
  3. Keep a mask handy. When you are heading into areas with high pollen, ragweed, dust or other irritants, you can don a filter mask to keep the air you breathe less contaminated.
  4. As a last resort, you can go with the typical antihistamines available over the counter.

Here’s where you can find more about the American Lung Association’s asthma learning course.