Can You Have Allergies in the Fall?

Spring may be over, but “allergy season” isn’t. Every fall, millions of people succumb to new or worsening allergies as a result of the changing weather.

Autumn allergies are a common allergic reaction to particles in the air. Although many people associate allergies with spring, autumn allergies are just as common. Typically, people develop autumn allergies when their immune system reacts negatively towards common particles in the air.

What Causes Autumn Allergies?

Several allergens can contribute to the development of autumn allergies. These include:

  • Ragweed: The most common allergen in the fall is Ragweed.
  • Pollen: Pollen isn't just relegated to the spring; it can also cause allergies in the fall.
  • Burning Firewood: Burning firewood can release fumes that cause allergies.
  • School Allergies: Poor air quality at schools can lead to autumn allergies.
  • Mold: Mold spores are another common cause of fall allergies.

What Are The Symptoms Of Autumn Allergies?

There are several definitive symptoms associated with autumn allergies. These include:

  • A stuffy nose
  • Throat congestion
  • Watery eyes
  • Itchiness in your throat, nose, or eyes
  • Headaches
  • Coughing and mucus

In severe cases, people may even experience difficulty breathing. In this situation, we recommend calling 911 right away.

How You Can Alleviate Fall Allergies?

Fortunately, there are several ways to remedy fall allergies; you can:

  • Get a doctor's prescription, such as an antihistamine.
  • Discuss getting preventative allergy shots with your doctor.
  • Use nasal sprays to alleviate your symptoms.

If you experience severe allergies, seek further treatment from a medical professional.

Ready to discuss your allergies with our board-certified doctors? Contact us at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia today at (404) 994-3574 to book your appointment.

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