Now that summer is close to ending, it means no more allergies until spring, right? Wrong!

Unfortunately, fall allergies can cause just as many issues for our health as spring allergies. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah wants you to be aware of the main symptoms of fall allergies, as well as what you can do to prevent them.

What Are the Main Allergens Causing Fall Allergy Symptoms?

Ragweed is one of the biggest triggers for allergies during the fall months and can last well into September and October.

More than 75% of people who are allergic to spring plants also have allergic reactions to ragweed, which can make them feel as though they are suffering from allergies all year long.

Signs of Fall Allergies

  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Sinus congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy throat

How Can Fall Allergies Be Prevented?

One of the main ways to avoid allergies this fall is to limit your exposure to allergens as much as possible.

Also, depending on what you are allergic to, taking certain medications can also help to prevent allergy symptoms before they begin.

Ways to Manage Fall Allergies

  • Check pollen levels.
  • Wear protective clothing.
  • Remove pollen from your skin and hair after coming indoors.
  • Avoid hanging clothes outdoors to dry.
  • Buy a dehumidifier.
  • Use an air conditioner to circulate indoor air.
  • Take your medication as prescribed.

Are allergies getting the best of you? Visit AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah today for medical care!