Year-round Allergies – One Month at a Time
It is mid-August, fall is right around the corner and there seems to be no reprieve from your year-round allergies. There are spring allergies, fall allergies and winter allergies. For those who suffer symptoms year-round, it’s a constant battle with allergens in the air. Here’s a look at which allergies plague people most — and what month.
August is the height of summer allergies to mold spores, which peak during hot, humid weather. You may want to stay inside on days when the mold spore count is particularly high. Use a HEPA filter with your air conditioning unit to remove allergens from the air. If you do venture outside, leave your shoes at the door and immediately take a shower to wash those spores right out of your hair!
Late summer/early fall ragweed is the most common cause of fall allergies. It’s a weed that can grow almost anywhere but especially in the East and Midwest. Depending on where you live, ragweed-fueled fall allergies can start in August or September and continue through October and possibly November. Pollen grains are lightweight and spread easily, especially on windy days. The more wet and windy autumn is in your area, the more easily the pollen spreads, and the worse your symptoms will be.
If you live in the Northern climate, chances are your allergies will start to abate by October. In the South, chances are fall allergies will linger to the first of November. Seasonal rain and wind can also elevate mold spores — if your fall allergies include mold or fungi spores you will probably still have symptoms until the first good crisp North wind blows.
Find out why November might just be the best month for people who suffer seasonal allergies. But right now it is still mid-August and your itchy eyes and runny nose are making you feel miserable. It is time to try Allergy drops. They have been getting a lot of attention from many reputable medical sources, and for good reason – they work for seasonal allergies!