Ragweed pollen is the main trigger of fall allergies. After a hot summer and especially when there is a drought, since a lack of rain keeps pollen floating in the air longer, can mean a rough fall for the nation’s 40 million seasonal allergy sufferers.
Besides ragweed pollen, mold spores from piles of damp leaves can also thrive in the fall. Both of these culprits can make your nose run or stuff up, as well as lead to the sniffles, sneezing, and watery eyes. For those with asthma, it can also lead to more wheezing and trouble breathing.
You can follow these 4 tips to feel better this fall, whether outside or indoors:
- Keep doors and windows closed at night to reduce the amount of outdoor allergens that get inside your home. Set the air conditioner on re-circulate.
- Reduce mold by decreasing moisture around the house, especially in damp bathrooms, kitchens, and other wet areas. It’s a chore, but do your best to rake up piles of damp leaves.
- Vacuum once or twice a week to minimize the amount of indoor allergens.
- Keep surfaces clear of dust, especially in the bedroom, where you spend lots of time.
If you are one of the nation’s 40 million seasonal allergy suffers, we hope you found these 4 tips helpful and that you use them to help feel better this fall.
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