Getting a Head Start on Your Autumn Allergies

Seek Treatment for Fall Allergies Early

If you're one of the millions of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, autumn can be a beautiful yet tough time of year here in Georgia. The good news is that there are things you can do to get ahead of your allergies and minimize your symptoms. Here are a few tips from our board-certified specialists at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia:

1. See an allergy specialist early.

In Georgia, fall allergies peak in the south around the end of August through the first few weeks of September. If you haven't already seen an allergy specialist, now is the time to do it. At Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia, our board-certified allergy specialists can help you determine what you're allergic to and develop a specialized treatment plan that works for you.

Often, our treatment plans include immunotherapy in the form of allergy shots and drops. We'll help determine which option or combination is best according to your allergies. However, it's best to start treatment early in the season to give the shots or drops time to work so that you can seek relief sooner.

2. Start taking allergy medication before your symptoms start.

Additional medications can also be used to help reduce your symptoms. Many allergy medications are most effective when taken before allergy season starts, so it's important to get a head start.

3. Avoid your triggers.

Once you know your allergy triggers, do your best to avoid them. This may mean staying indoors on days when pollen counts are high. In Georgia, the most common autumn allergy triggers include:

  • Ragweed
  • Goldenrod
  • Sagebrush
  • Leaves
  • Mold spores
  • Seasonal pollen
  • Dust

4. Keep your home and office clean.

Dust mites and mold are two common allergy triggers that can be found in both homes and offices. And though the weather may start to cool off later in the season, early fall can still be quite hot in Georgia — meaning you’re still relying on your HVAC. Regular cleaning can help reduce your exposure to these allergens and minimize your symptoms.

Schedule Your Fall Allergy Appointment Now

Following these tips, you can get ahead of your allergies this autumn and enjoy the season allergy-free. However, the most effective way to manage your allergies is to seek treatment early.

Schedule your same-day or next-day allergy appointment with our board-certified specialists at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia today to prepare for the season ahead.

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