Allergies are becoming more common than ever before. They are now the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in India
What are fall allergies?
If you feel sneezy with the onset of autumn, then you might be suffering from fall allergy. Ragweed is the most common and most significant trigger of allergies during fall. The plant starts pollinating between August to October. If you wonder the cause of your fall allergy even if this plant doesn’t grow near where you live, then you should know that the pollen can travel up to hundreds of miles and cause autumn allergies. Mold is another plant that triggers fall allergies.
Symptoms of Fall Allergies
- Running nose
- Watery eyes
- Itchy nose, eyes, and throat
Diagnosis of fall allergies
If you are having the above symptoms, then see a doctor as soon as possible. Describe adequately the symptoms you are having. The doctor may perform a skin test by putting an allergen on your arm or back and scratch that area. If it becomes red, it and swells a little then you are be suffering from autumn allergy. Blood tests are also done to diagnose this allergy.
How to minimize the symptoms?
- Start the medications before the symptoms like sneezing appear. If you are a victim of fall allergy every season, then take medicine before you sneeze appears. Certain sprays produce chemicals against the pollens of ragweed and mold.
- Avoid certain raw fruits like banana, melon, cucumber that might cause the oral allergy and appear as a symptom of tingling mouth. Cook them before you eat to prevent allergic symptoms.
- Take a shower after you come back from outside or at night to keep yourself clean and pollen-free.
- Make sure you have no damp places around where you leave or clean them regularly by wearing a face mask since molds tend to grow on damp places.
- Make sure you are not overexposed to pollen grains especially during September when the pollens being airborne move with the wind everywhere.
- Cover your face especially your nose and if you visit any gardens during fall.
The fall allergies go away with the autumn season with the onset of winter. The symptoms too calm but by giving you a lot of trouble and uneasiness during the fall. Taking proper precautions and getting diagnosed at the right time can help you have a smooth autumn season.