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What Triggers Fall Allergies?

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When fall rolls around, do you get a stuffy nose and congestion? Do you experience sneezing, coughing, and an itchy throat? If so, you may suffer from fall allergies. While spring allergies are much more talked about, fall allergies can be just as common and just as frustrating. Ragweed, mold, pet dander, and dust mites can all cause you to experience fall allergies.

In today’s blog post, we are going to discuss fall allergies in more depth. Continue reading to learn more, and if you think that you have fall allergies, give Allergena a try. Our homeopathic allergy-relief drops can help your body build up a healthy immune response to the allergies present in your area. Find your zone and order Allergena today.

What Are Fall Allergies?

During the fall, people can be allergic to certain weeds, trees, or grasses just as they can in the springtime. When someone suffers from fall allergies, it simply means that they are allergic to something that is more prevalent in the fall season, so they only suffer from allergies at that specific time. For instance, ragweed is one of the most common fall allergies because it begins to bloom in August and can continue to be a problem for some people until the first freeze of the winter kills the plant. Other allergens such as mold and pet dander are also more common in the fall and can cause people to sneeze and cough just like spring allergies do.

What Are the Symptoms of Fall Allergies?

The symptoms of fall allergies are very similar to the symptoms of allergies that occur at any other time of year. When you are allergic to a plant, grass, or flower, your body overreacts while trying to rid your body of the allergen, which is what causes these symptoms. Symptoms of fall allergies can include:

  • Runny nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Itchy eyes
  • Dark circles under your eyes
  • Nasal congestion
  • Itchy throat

How Are Fall Allergies Different from Spring Allergies?

If you suffer from both spring allergies and fall allergies, you will notice that the symptoms are very similar. The difference between the two is that when someone suffers from spring allergies, they are allergic to something that blooms during the spring. Your allergies can be caused by trees, weeds, grasses, and flowers blooming in your area. Fall allergies are very similar, but they are caused by allergens that are present in the fall. For example, ragweed blooms all fall long. You may also experience mold allergies from the mold that grows under fallen leaves, or pet dander allergies since you are beginning to spend more time indoors. Some people are allergic to allergens present in only the spring or only the fall, while others experience both spring and fall allergies. The symptoms are typically about the same, it's the allergen that is different.

What Are the Most Common Allergens in the Fall?

As we explained above, fall allergies are caused by allergens that are more prevalent during the fall season. Fall allergies typically only last from September until October, and then depending upon where you live in the United States, the snow may kill off the plants causing your allergies. Other fall allergies from pet dander and dust mites may last well into the winter since these are allergens that you find in your own home. Fall is usually when we begin to spend more time in our homes with the windows and doors closed to keep the warm air in. Your heating system is most likely just circulating air from inside your home that contains allergens like dust mites and pet dander. These allergens may last through the fall and into the winter until you begin to open up your windows in the Spring. The most common fall allergies include:

  • Ragweed
  • Dust mites
  • Mold and mildew
  • Pet dander

Are You Ready to Find Relief from Fall Allergies?

If you are suffering from sneezing, a runny nose, itchy eyes, or any of the other symptoms of fall allergies, Allergena may be able to help. Our homeopathic allergy-relief drops help your body build up a healthy immune response to the allergens most common in your area. We offer allergy relief drops for weeds, trees, and grasses, dust mites, mold and mildew, and pet dander. So, no matter what is causing your fall allergies, we can help. Learn more about Allergena today.