Fall Allergies Affect Millions of People

Fall Allergies Affect Millions of People

Football, mild weather, the glorious change in leaves nature offers, there's so much to love about the fall. However, millions of people with fall allergies tell a very different story.
Football, mild weather, the glorious change in leaves nature offers, there's so much to love about the fall. However, millions of people with fall allergies tell a very different story.

A major culprit of allergies in the fall is ragweed. Also, mold spores can often be found on fallen leaves.

"It's very common for people who have year-round allergies to have worsening of their symptoms during the fall," Dr. Alan Redding, Allergist, said.

Doctors say there are some steps they can take that can help:
  • Using a saline nasal spray.
  • Avoiding raking or bagging leaves if they have a sensitivity to mold, or using a mask.
  • If you do have to do some work outdoors, it's best to do so later in the day.
These may help for those with mild allergies, but in severe cases, you're best bet may be allergy shots.
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