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How to Battle Fall Allergies

There are an estimated 50 million people in America that suffer from Allergies. People can be allergic to food and drink, animals, plants, latex, drugs, and insects to name a few. Most people think of allergy season in the spring, but many people suffer from fall allergies as well.

Pollen

Ragweed is one of the biggest contributors to fall pollen allergies. Ragweed begins to bloom in August and last until the first freeze. A single ragweed plant can produce up to 1 billion grains of pollen in a season. Another source of pollen is leaves. Racking the leaves that litter the ground can stir pollen and mold into the air.

To help battle pollen wear a mask when raking leaves, mowing and working in the garden. Check the news or radio for the daily pollen report. If pollen counts are high limit outside time and keep the windows closed. Wear long sleeves, pants, hat, and sunglasses to keep pollen out of your skin, hair, and eyes. When you are through outside, take a shower to wash off any pollen that might have gotten on your skin. It is also a good idea to wash clothes, and sheets regularly.

Warm weather Can Lead to Mold

People suffering from allergies coachella ca or other places where the temperatures stay warm in the fall, could be suffering from mold. Mold spores can be released when the weather is dry and windy. Warm weather can also prolong rhinitis symptoms.

Use a dehumidifier in the house. Keep the humidity levels in the house between 45 to 35 percent to prevent mold and dust mites. Clean kitchens and bathrooms regularly with a commercial mold and mildew cleaner. Clean leaves from the yard and the gutters. Keep leaves and compost far from the house.

Year Around Allergies

Dust mites and pet dander are an allergen that last year around. Dust mites are microscopic anthropoids that feed on dead skin flakes. These creatures die in high temperatures or if it gets too humid. They enjoy temperatures of 60 to 70 degrees. Pet dander is the skin flakes from your pets. 40 percent of people who suffer from seasonal allergies also suffer from pet allergies. Cats are more likely than dogs to cause an allergic reaction.

To help prevent dust mites you will want to vacuum and dust regularly. Clean the air vents before first turning on the air conditioner. Keep the filters cleaned regularly. Cover your mattress and pillows with dust-proof covers, and regularly wash bedding. A dehumidifier can also help with dust mites.

To help prevent pet dander consider pets that are hypoallergenic. Wash your pet regular. Keep litter and pet bedding away from air vents. Do not allow your pet to sleep with you in your bed.

Here are some things that can help you if your suffering from fall allergies. If the allergies persist, it is a good idea to see a doctor. A doctor may have more suggestions to help, and they can also prescribe medicine.