Fall Allergy Triggers and Symptoms

Screen shot 2014-09-17 at 4.53.55 PMRagweed is fall’s main allergy trigger. We can find this weed in parks and fields throughout the Kentuckiana area. Unfortunately, its pollen impacts our allergies mid-August through the first hard freeze.

Mold is another indoor (think humidifiers, basements and bathrooms) and outdoor (think piles of damp leaves) fall trigger.

Dust mites are a year-round trigger, but fall dust mite levels can increase 2-3 times in late autumn compared to summer levels (studies show dust mite allergen peaks were correlated with relative humidity peaks 2 months prior). Additionally, colder temperatures drive people inside where there is little escape from dust mites.

If you suffer with runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing, sore throat, itchy eyes/nose/mouth, pressure in the cheeks and/or nose, dark circles and/or ear popping, call us at (502) 882-2063. We will work to help you find relief.

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Disclaimer: This blog is not intended to create a doctor-patient relationship with any reader. If you need personalized medical advice, contact your primary care physician or other physician in your community.


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