What Causes Fall Allergies…And How Can You Avoid Them?

fall allergies

Do you know what an allergy really is?

In the simplest terms, an allergy is a common condition that is characterized by the body’s tendency to react in an abnormal manner to foreign substances. For the vast majority of sufferers, allergies represent a lifelong ailment with several aggravating (and potentially life-threatening) symptoms.

Allergies affect 50 million people in America alone, preventing them from eating certain foods, living comfortably in certain environments and engaging in certain activities.

Are you a sufferer of fall allergies who needs more information about signs and remedies?

Check out this overview of the different types of all allergies.

Causes of Fall Allergies

Ever wonder what the most common fall allergens are?

  • Ragweed Pollen — While there is a variety of substances responsible for triggering allergies in the autumn, ragweed pollen is by far the most common. Why? Even if it doesn’t grow directly in your area, ragweed pollen can travel hundreds of mile, triggering allergies in susceptible people.
  • Mold — Mold is also particularly common in the fall because the fall is a particularly dark and damp season, which allows mold to flourish outdoors. For instance, large piles of leaves are particularly prone to producing mold.
  • Dust Mites — Although dust mites are more common during summer, dust can become an issue when you finally turn your heat on. This can irritate allergies for sufferers, as well.

Treatments for Fall Allergies

Although allergies are technically a lifelong issue, there are a number of ways to treat the (annoying) symptoms.

The process begins with an evaluation of your medical history and includes a physical exam. This includes an examination of your environment. From there, the physician will recommend a treatment plan that will minimize or eliminate your allergy symptoms.

Treatment Plans for Fall Allergies

One of the most common ways to treat allergies is a personalized treatment plan.

Treatment plans can be simple and include a list of allergens to avoid. However, they can also be much more complex and include suggestions for allergy shots, immunotherapy or oral/nasal medications.

Overall, while there is no way to “cure” fall allergies, there are several methods to relieve them.

Please visit us today to schedule your consultation and take control of your allergies this fall!

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