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Are You Ready for Fall Allergies This Year?

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Are You Ready for Fall Allergies This Year?

Person experiencing fall allergiesIn mid-August, ragweed levels begin to rise and cause the start of fall allergies. If you have fall allergies, you may experience itchy eyes, itchy nose, sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, headaches, ear itching or popping, post-nasal drip and throat irritation.1

With COVID-19 having some similar symptoms, it’s important to have a preventative allergy plan in place this year.1

The good news is, it’s possible to take some preventative measures against these allergies. Consider:

  • Shifting outdoor activities to later in the day to avoid when pollen counts are highest (from dawn until 10 am)
  • Keeping windows closed on high allergy days
  • Rinsing off or changing clothes after being outside
  • Monitoring allergen levels on a day-to-day basis to know when they are highest1

 

1As Ragweed Levels Rise, It’s Time to Prepare for Fall Allergies. Loyola Medicine.