Seek Treatment Early for Your Fall Allergies at CA&A

Start Treatments Now & Feel Relief All Autumn

Back-to-school season is almost here, marking the end of summer and the start of the fall season. As the weather here in Georgia cools down a bit, fall allergy sufferers will soon be able to feel the change in the seasons by their symptoms alone.

The key to living allergy-free this fall? Seeking treatment with our board-certified specialist at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia now before the season peaks. Here’s how we can help:

Men vs. Women: Who’s More Prone to Allergies?

According to the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), more prepubescent males have rhinitis, asthma and food allergy than females. However, when females enter young adulthood, they outnumber men and are at higher risk for allergies, asthma and related autoimmune diseases.

In another study of 14 million blood tests, it was concluded that men exhibit higher sensitivity to 11 common allergens, including:

  • Mold
  • Ragweed
  • Dust mites
  • Dog dander
  • Cat epithelia (skin)
  • Egg whites
  • Milk
  • Peanuts
  • Soybeans
  • Wheat

This means that in addition to looking out for environmental allergies, food allergies should be on your radar. Especially as kids head back to school — it’s essential to test your children for allergies at a young age no matter their gender, so they can be accurately diagnosed and treated easily without leaving their symptoms unaddressed.

If you’re an adult and have never been tested for allergies but are experiencing common symptoms, you should be seen by our board-certified specialists at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia.

When is Peak Autumn Allergy Season in Georgia?

Typically, fall allergies peak in the south around the end of August through the first few weeks of September. However, above-normal temperatures and rainy weather may hit the Southeast harder this fall, making it a bad year for fall allergy sufferers.

Most Common Fall Allergens to Watch Out For

Ragweed is without a doubt the most common fall allergen during autumn here in Georgia. From late summer to early fall, the pollen grains from ragweed are lightweight and can spread easily on windy days. Similar to grass pollen, it's important to avoid contact with ragweed when outdoors, ensuring that you change your clothes once you return home.

Additionally, without the warmer temperatures that spring and summer have to offer, many Georgia residents are spending time indoors. Within our homes, schools, and places of work, indoor allergens such as dust and pet dander can aggravate your symptoms.

Other common allergens that you could be affected by this fall include:

  • Leaves.
  • Mold spores.
  • Mildew.
  • Seasonal pollen.
  • Dust.
  • Burning firewood.
  • Poor air quality in schools and office buildings.

Avoiding an Allergy Attack

In addition to causing symptoms such as itchy eyes, a sore throat, or asthma, an allergic reaction can also lead to more severe conditions such as a sinus infection or issues with your lung capacity. To stay healthy this fall, it's best to see your allergist for treatment and utilize these ways to avoid fall triggers:

  • Track high pollen count hours.
  • Wash up when you return home from outside.
  • Rake your yard of fallen leaves.
  • Close your windows on a windy day.
  • Clean your home regularly.
  • Ensure your family members, as well as your guests, remove footwear before entering the home.

Read More: Taking Control of Your Fall Allergies

What Are My Treatment Options?

Treating your fall allergies means treating them in advance of the season to prevent allergy and asthma attacks over the next few months. Once you’ve recognized you have allergies and have visited one of our convenient Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia locations for treatment, our team will prescribe a combination of the following recommendations:

Allergy Shots

Our allergy shot treatments are directed by our board-certified, highly experienced allergists. As a result, our allergy shot treatments reduce allergy symptoms by 80-90% for most people.

Allergy shots provide long-term relief for Atlanta area patients who suffer from a variety of indoor, seasonal, and insect allergies, as well as common conditions such as asthma, recurrent and chronic sinusitis, and eczema.

Allergy Drops

Our specialists recommend allergy drops for patients who are allergic to outdoor allergens like grass, ragweed, and tree pollen. Also known as sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), allergy drops come in either a tablet or liquid form and are taken orally.

Biological Treatments

A biologic is a type of medication derived from living organisms such as a protein. It can be used to target specific areas of the immune system and prevent inflammation.

These treatments are especially beneficial for patients who have not seen an improvement in their symptoms after using daily controller medications.

Manage Your Symptoms at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia

With the COVID-19 pandemic still active, it’s vital to manage and treat your allergies as flu season hits its peak — and so you can find relief all season long.

The best way to manage your allergies is to visit one of our board-certified specialists at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia for testing so that we can determine what you’re allergic to. From there, it’s vital to receive allergy treatment as soon as possible.

Schedule your same-day or next-day allergy appointment with our board-certified specialists today.

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