Fall Allergies: how to avoid the triggers

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There are those who may assume that Springtime is the only time for allergies, but Autumn can bring them on just as strongly.

In fact, according to the American Academy of Allergy,  there are about 36 million Americans who suffer from allergies and all the miserable symptoms that accompany them: itching, burning eyes, sniffley noses, and more. Asthmatic people can get asthma attacks triggered by allergies.

Common triggers can include molds, weeds, trees, and grasses.

Here are some helpful tips when in the allergy season to ease the annoying symptoms!

  • If you have plants inside, try to re-pot them outside.
  • Wear a face mask if you have to mow grass or rake leaves outside. If it’s possible to switch out chores with someone else so you don’t need to be around those allergy triggers, do so by all means!
  • Try cutting back any trees or brush that may be hanging over your house. Also, get rid of leaves or compost in your yard or in places outside where you hang out.
  • Keep your time outdoors in the afternoon from minimal to none if you find mold spores trigger allergic symptoms.
  • Take a shower after spending time outdoors, especially in the afternoon.
  • Try not to spend a lot of time outside if it’s dry and windy out. Also, don’t go outside until mid-morning is past, since this is when pollen count is very high.
  • Keep windows closed, because this can prevent triggers from coming inside.
  • Besides keeping house windows closed, keep car windows closed as well. A helpful hint is “let the air conditioning run for a minute or two with the windows open after first turning it on, to eliminate any mold buildup in the system.”

Best wishes to those with Autumn allergies, and we hope you feel better soon!

Source: CNN-Health

Elizabeth Shaw

Elizabeth Shaw

Elizabeth enjoys teaching and dancing as well as being a violinist in a local orchestra. She loves reading and writing materials that range everywhere from short stories and poetry to medical dictionaries and encyclopedias. She enjoys sharing her talent for the written word by being a regular contributor and test and training editor here at ProTrainings.

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