Allergies Aren't Seasonal
Sneezing, itchy watery eyes and congestion can be a problem year round, not just in the spring. Molds and dust mites make fall a prime time for allergies too. Mold spore counts peak in late summer and early fall and are especially problematic for people with asthma and allergies. Outdoor molds are in gutters, soil, woodpiles and under fallen leaves. Indoor molds are common in basements, shower stalls and near washing machines and dryers. Dust mites cause problems in the fall months when they're stirred up by ventilation systems. Turning on the furnace distributes mold and mites that have been sitting idle all summer.
Treat Allergies Before They Start
Experts say many people mistakenly think that they should wait and treat seasonal allergy symptoms after they begin, but the best way to get relief is to prevent them before they start. Poorly controlled allergies, whether seasonal or year-round, can put you at higher risk for more frequent viral and bacterial respiratory infections. Before the cold season hits, make an appointment with an Allergist to see if allergies are affecting your health. Depending on your symptoms, your provider may recommend trying over-the-counter options, prescription medications, or a combination of both.
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